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[threep]Scot. and North England
  1. an argument; quarrel.
  2. a hostile charge; accusation.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to rebuke; scold.
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verb (used without object)
  1. 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.
Related formsthreap·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for threap



verb (tr) Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. to scold
  2. to contradict
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Derived Formsthreaper or threeper, noun

Word Origin

Old English thrēapian to blame; related to Old Frisian thrūwa, Old High German threwen, Old Norse threa
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