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sharecrop

[shair-krop] /ˈʃɛərˌkrɒp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), sharecropped, sharecropping.
1.
to farm as a sharecropper.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; back formation from sharecropper
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British Dictionary definitions for share-cropping

sharecrop

/ˈʃɛəˌkrɒp/
verb -crops, -cropping, -cropped
1.
(mainly US) to cultivate (farmland) as a sharecropper
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