lop off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
     Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    to reduce something

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

See also main entry: lop