[threep]Scot. and North England
an argument; quarrel.
a hostile charge; accusation.
verb (used with object)
to rebuke; scold.
verb (used without object)
to argue; bicker.
Origin of threap
before 900; (v.) Middle English threpen, Old English thrēapian to blame; (noun) Middle English threp(e), derivative of the v.
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verb (tr) Scot and Northern English dialect
Word Origin for threap
Old English thrēapian to blame; related to Old Frisian thrūwa, Old High German threwen, Old Norse threa
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