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American English: /krɑp/
British English: /krɒp/

Translation of crop in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (quantity of produce) to harvest a crop this rain will be good for the crops
    esta lluvia les vendrá bien a los cultivos
    Example sentences
    • He was harvesting the crops, and had gathered in his arms a large bundle of corn.
    • When the crop was harvested, pesticide residues were found to exceed the legal limit.
    • They have to harvest the crop with almost military precision and at a pace almost as hectic as war.
    1.2 (type of produce) crop spraying
    fumigación (feminine) de cultivos
    1.3 (batch) [colloquial]
    tanda (feminine) [colloquial]
    this year's crop of students
    la tanda de estudiantes de este año
    Example sentences
    • Every season, first books appear by a crop of new writers worthy of ink and paper.
    • The president's advisors will be worried by the latest crop of polls which appear to indicate a groundswell of dissatisfaction with their man.
    • The new crop of boats appears to be designed and built by committee, the accountants and people with no practical experience.
  • 2 (haircut)
    corte (masculine) de pelo muy corto
    Example sentences
    • Buns, twists, chignons and hair knots generally work for most hair types, textures and lengths except super short chops and crops.
    • While I was eating, my mom fussed with my short crop of red hair.
    • Her back was turned to me, so I could only see her short crop of black hair and the red mantle she wore.
  • 3
    also: riding crop
    fuete (masculine) (Latin America excluding Southern Cone)
    3.2 (handle of whip)
    mango (masculine) de una fusta
    Example sentences
    • Flipping back one of the exercise mats, he revealed a selection of whips, canes and crops.
  • 4 (of bird)
    Example sentences
    • Grain is stored in their crops and ground by the grit in their gizzard.
    • Chickadees don't have a crop in their throats to store food that is slowly digested while sleeping.

transitive verb present participle cropping past tense, past participle cropped

  • 1 (cut)
    cortar muy corto
    he had a lean face and cropped hair
    tenía el rostro enjuto y el pelo muy corto
    cropped jacket (British)
    chaqueta (feminine) corta
    to crop grass
    Example sentences
    • Her blond hair was cropped short and framed her face.
    • He had short cropped blonde hair and friendly ice blue eyes.
    • Her blonde hair was cropped even shorter and her aquamarine eyes were not red rimmed like Julia's.
  • 2 2.1 (harvest)
    Example sentences
    • Set-aside payments will not help the farmer much because the subsidy is the same as if it had been cropped, but without the actual crop to sell.
    • It should be farmers' priority in Zambia to cut cotton stalks immediately after cropping if they are to avoid serious infestation of pests and diseases and achieve better yields.
    • First earlies are planted between the end of March and early April and take about 100 days before cropping.
    2.2 (plant)
    Example sentences
    • Southeastern soils have been intensively cropped and are prone to drought and erosion.
    • Virtually all land is double cropped, and many farmers cultivate three or four crops a year.
    • Land must be cropped in order to pay the bills.

intransitive verb present participle cropping past tense, past participle cropped

  • (Farming)
    Example sentences
    • Raspberries continue to crop heavily too, but there aren't that many left now.
    • If planted in April 1990, they will crop in the summer of 1990, 1991 and 1992.
    • I always like to sow some broad beans in autumn to have something growing in the veg plot over winter, and they usually crop earlier than the spring-sown ones.

Phrasal verbs

crop out

verb + adverb

crop up

verb + adverb
1 (Geology) 2 (occur, present itself) [colloquial] if anything interesting crops up
si surge algo interesante
something must have cropped up at work
debe haber surgido algún problema en el trabajo
one phrase crops up again and again in the report
hay una frase que se repite constantemente en el informe
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