—v., -cropped, -crop•ping,
to crop (land) to excess; exhaust the fertility of by continuous cropping.
to produce a crop in excess of what is permitted, agreed on, or normally required, esp. in an attempt to gain added profits by circumventing government regulations.
a mark of identification on cattle, which is made by cutting a piece from the upper margin of the ear.
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