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[lar-uh p]
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verb (used with object), lar·ruped, lar·rup·ing.
  1. to beat or thrash.
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Origin of larrup

1815–25; perhaps < Dutch larpen to thresh with flails
Related formslar·rup·er, noun
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Related Words for larrup

hit, harm, charge, raid, besiege, beat, assault, hurt, bombard, ambush, stab, storm, strike, assail, blast, invade, infiltrate, repulse, crush, finish

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British Dictionary definitions for larrup


  1. (tr) dialect to beat or flog
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Derived Formslarruper, noun

Word Origin for larrup

C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for larrup


"to beat, thrash," 1823, of unknown origin, possibly related to Dutch larpen "to thrash." First mentioned as a Suffolk dialect word.

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