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Lop off   /lɑp ɔf/   Listen
Lop off

Remove by or as if by cutting.  Synonyms: chop off, cut off.  "Lop off the dead branch"

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"Lop off" Quotes from Famous Books

... of yourself and your own works, without a rival. A good and sensible man will censure spiritless verses, he will condemn the rugged, on the incorrect he will draw across a black stroke with his pen; he will lop off ambitious [and redundant] ornaments; he will make him throw light on the parts that are not perspicuous; he will arraign what is expressed ambiguously; he will mark what should be altered; [in short,] he will be an Aristarchus: he will not say, "Why should I give my friend offense about ...
— The Works of Horace • Horace

Words linked to "Lop off" :   cut off, roach, chop off, come away, come off, detach, abscise

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