Crop - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |krɑːp|  American pronunciation of the word crop
Brit.  |krɒp|  British pronunciation of the word crop

noun

- the yield from plants in a single growing season (syn: harvest)
- a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
- a collection of people or things appearing together
- the output of something in a season
- the stock or handle of a whip
- a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food (syn: craw)

verb

- cut short
- prepare for crops (syn: cultivate, work)
- yield crops
- let feed in a field or pasture or meadow (syn: graze, pasture)
- feed as in a meadow or pasture (syn: browse, graze, pasture, range)
- cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of (syn: clip, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim)

Examples

Tobacco is their main crop.

They sprayed the crops with a pesticide.

The teachers got ready for a new crop of students.

a new crop of horror movies

The picture was cropped badly.

We had to crop the image to fit it into the frame.

Her hair was cropped short.

She wore her hair in a crop.

The main crops were oats and barley.

Fruit growers are gathering in a bumper crop (=a very large amount of something produced in a season).

Stella's had her hair closely cropped.

My strawberries crop in June or July.

the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas

the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores

She wanted her hair cropped short

Phrasal verbs

crop out  — appear at the surface
crop up  — appear suddenly or unexpectedly

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: crop
he/she/it: crops
present participle: cropping
past tense: cropped
past participle: cropped
noun
singular: crop
plural: crops
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