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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylop off
he/she/itlops off
present participlelopping off
past tenselopped off
past participlelopped off
  1. 1
    to cut something off something else in one smooth movement
  2. 2
    to reduce something

    The Bank of England has lopped another quarter per cent off interest rates.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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