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threap

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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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