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lop (something) off

To cut something off or away, especially quickly, indelicately, or without finesse. I had been growing my hair out since I was in junior high school, and then one day I decided to lop it all off. The knight lopped off his arm for his insubordination. Will you go out back and lop those branches off the tree? They're obstructing our view of the sea.
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lop something off (of) something

 and lop something off
to chop or cut something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Lop that long branch off the tree before you put the saw away, will you? Please lop off that branch.
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lop off

To cut something off; chop off: The barber lopped my ponytail off. The gardener lopped off the dead branches.
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Even if there are no other hot stars around, recent simulations show that when molecular clouds fragment into individual stars, the gravitational tug of war between neighbors can lop off the gaseous, outer parts of protoplanetary disks in 100,000 years or less.
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But others are merely using the state payment to lop off the back end, refusing to re-adjust the payment schedules.
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Champions League matches are not included, but in the unlikely event of the club qualifying, the club reserves the right to lop off various limbs and appendages.
With this in mind, the screenwriter for a new version of the movie might have the monstrous antibodies stick Welch's hands together or even lop off her leg in a molecular version of "Jaws.
But for GPs who want to charge PS246 for removing a mole and PS156 to lop off a wart in order to rack up their six figure salaries, the only sound that I can hear is KERRCHING
Medics in Berlin will lop off his spare penis once they are sure the latest one is operational.
The driver had to shin up next door's prized trees and lop off six foot.
But we don't suggest that you lop off a leaf of kitchen aloe whenever you scald yourself with the kettle.