cut off from a whole;
"His head was severed from his body"
"The soul discerped from the body"
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;
"dress the plants in the garden"
- She has lopped branches off yesterday.
- He had his arm lopped off by an electric saw.
- He had to lop off whole pages of the report.
- Some train services have been lopped off this line.
- The Bank of England has lopped another quarter per cent off interest rates.
A few strokes of an axe will lop a cedar.出自： S. Johnson