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threap

[ threep ]
/ θrip /
Scot. and North England
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noun
an argument; quarrel.
a hostile charge; accusation.
verb (used with object)
to rebuke; scold.
verb (used without object)
to argue; bicker.
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Origin of threap

before 900; (v.) Middle English threpen,Old English thrēapian to blame; (noun) Middle English threp(e), derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM threap

threaper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for threap

threap

threep

/ (θriːp) /

verb (tr) Scot and Northern English dialect
to scold
to contradict

Derived forms of threap

threaper or threeper, noun

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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