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overcrop

[v. oh-ver-krop; n. oh-ver-krop] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈkrɒp; n. ˈoʊ vərˌkrɒp/
verb (used with object), overcropped, overcropping.
1.
Agriculture. to crop (land) to excess; exhaust the fertility of by continuous cropping.
verb (used without object), overcropped, overcropping.
2.
to produce a crop in excess of what is permitted, agreed on, or normally required, especially in an attempt to gain added profits by circumventing government regulations.
noun
3.
a mark of identification on cattle, which is made by cutting a piece from the upper margin of the ear.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; over- + crop
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British Dictionary definitions for overcrop

overcrop

/ˌəʊvəˈkrɒp/
verb -crops, -cropping, -cropped
1.
(transitive) to exhaust (land) by excessive cultivation
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