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Definition of crop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crop
    he / she / it crops
    past simple cropped
    -ing form cropping
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  1. 1[transitive] crop something (+ adj.) to cut someone's hair very short closely cropped hair
  2. photograph
  3. 2[transitive] crop something (technology) 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. Phrasal Verbscrop up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crop