lop off

lop off
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "lop off":
present tense I/you/we/they lop off he/she/it lops off present participle lopping off past tense lopped off past participle lopped off
1) to cut something off something else in one smooth movement
2) to reduce something

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


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