verb phrase.
Also vp, v-p vice president.


passive verb.

Origin of v.p.

From the New Latin word verbum passīvum


or V. Pres.

Vice President.
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Contemporary Examples of vp

Historical Examples of vp

  • His smearing with honey, is to no purpose, for the other Bees will eate it vp.

  • Thou idst haue me be a dog: vp, stretch and shake, And ready for all day.

    The Fatal Dowry

    Philip Massinger

  • He had it in the corral, and he had branded it with his own brand—with a VP.

    Lonesome Land

    B. M. Bower

  • Then poore Florinda imbraced him, and of long time held him vp, doing all that was possible for his comfort.

    The Palace of Pleasure

    William Painter

  • Philenio thinking no hurte, toke the cup and filled it with the wyne, and dranke it vp at one draught.

    The Palace of Pleasure

    William Painter

British Dictionary definitions for vp


abbreviation for

Vice President
verb phrase
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