lop lop  /ˈlɑp/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cut off from a whole
  2. (v) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A maid who cleaned one of Uday's houses says she once saw him lop off the ear of one of his guards and then use a welder's torch on his face.
  2. By a lop-sided vote of 20,626 to 10,501, the city's residents turned down a proposed ordinance that would have banned fluoridation of the city's drinking water.
  3. In March King Abdallah hosted Iranian President Ahmadinejad, who in normal times is a man whose head Abdallah would prefer to lop off than talk to.

News

  1. It's time to tame your tomatoes

    Lopping an overgrown sucker off keeps the tomato plant neat and uncongested, a long-term benefit that makes this option best earlier in the season. A month from now, don't say I didn't warn you.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. The PEN15 Mightier (June 17) - Post-Payback Random Thoughts (D-Bry, Cena, Ryback, Ziggles, ADR, RVD, Henry)

    Thank Jebus we have LOP and rumors to keep us excited for WWE. Every year, it seems WWE creative team shuts down post-Mania, and coasts along like Honky Tonk Man did with his title of “Best Intercontinental Champion of All Time.” In a period with dropping ratings and buyrates, new superstars attempting to make their impression on a ever more finicky fan base, and a stale main event scene driven ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Lords of Pain

  3. LoP Radio - Ultimate Champion - Hulk Hogan VS John Cena

    Repo and I debuted Ultimate Champion, LoP Radio's take on The Deadliest Warrior, where we take two names in wrestling history and pit them against each other in fantasy warfare. In this episode, a Hero of one generation battles a Hero of another generation. This one was a lot of fun.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Lords of Pain

Quotes

  1. "What I really marvel at is that Eamon was able to lop off a half second from his PB, unrested," Hall said. "That is something that only cheaters have been able to do in the past. From my own experiences it is IMPOSSIBLE to swim near your...
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Gary Hall Jr Source: The Age

  2. "The primary risk is of a greater slowing of house price growth than anticipated - we estimate that the effect of house prices staying flat, as opposed to growing by about 5 percent, could lop one percentage point off US growth," Rajan said.
    on Apr 19, 2006 By: Raghuram Rajan Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "Extinctions in the past and presumably in the future will lop off chunks of evolutionary trees, not just prune the trees and leave most of the history intact," Jablonski said.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: David Jablonski Source: Science Daily (press release)

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periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /