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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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Examples for sharecrop
  • sharecrop agreements with local farmers help provide food and cover for wildlife.
  • sharecrop agreements with local farmers help provide food for wildlife.
  • Others moved here from a tenant or sharecrop farm because the project offered a chance to build a farm of their own.
  • Reviewed and approved various sharecrop, grazing, and other interagency management agreements.
British Dictionary definitions for sharecrop

sharecrop

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