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transitive verb \ˈthrēp\

Definition of threap

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  scold, chide

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  to maintain persistently

Origin and Etymology of threap

Middle English threpen, from Old English thrēapian

First Known Use: before 12th century

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