threap

[threep]Scot. and North England
verb (used with object)
  1. to rebuke; scold.
verb (used without object)
  1. 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.
Related formsthreap·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for threap

threap

threep

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