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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Definitions for larrup

  1. To beat or thrash.

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Citations for larrup
When a seagoing canoe beached on the stones, or when a neighbor came larruping from around back of the house, Martha Obenchain, peeling potatoes at a table in the sun, rose and put the kettle on, tickled pink. Annie Dillard, The Living
A fast white boat comes larruping around the point from the direction of Mercer Island and banks towards him. Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
Origin of larrup
Larrup may derive from the Dutch word larpen meaning "to beat with flails".