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/ fræp /
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verb (used with object), frapped, frap·ping.Nautical.
to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains.
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Origin of frap

1300–50; Middle English frappen<Old French fraper to strike, beat, probably <Germanic (compare Old Norse hrapa to hurl, hurry)
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British Dictionary definitions for frap

frap
/ (fræp) /

verb fraps, frapping or frapped
(tr) nautical to lash down or together

Word Origin for frap

C14: from Old French fraper to hit, probably of imitative origin
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