Definition of crop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//krɒp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːp//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crop
    BrE BrE//krɒp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːp//
    he / she / it crops
    BrE BrE//krɒps//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːps//
    past simple cropped
    BrE BrE//krɒpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːpt//
    past participle cropped
    BrE BrE//krɒpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːpt//
    -ing form cropping
    BrE BrE//ˈkrɒpɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɑːpɪŋ//
    Styling hair
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  1. 1[transitive] crop something (+ adj.) to cut somebody’s hair very short closely cropped hair His hair had been cropped short and he looked different. See related entries: Styling hair
  2. photograph
  3. 2[transitive] crop something (specialist) to cut off part of a photograph or picture
  4. of animals
  5. 3[transitive] crop something to bite off and eat the tops of plants, especially grass The horses were quietly cropping the grass.
  6. plants
  7. 4[intransitive] (of plants) to produce a crop The potatoes cropped well this year.
  8. 5[transitive] crop something to use land to grow crops The river valley is intensively cropped.
  9. Word OriginOld English, of Germanic origin; related to German Kropf. From Old English to the late 18th cent. there existed a sense ‘flower head, ear of corn’, giving rise to sense (1) and senses referring to the top of something. Phrasal Verbscrop up
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crop