kep

1 of 2

transitive verb

ˈkep
kepped
-pt
; keppen
-pən
or kippen
ˈkipən
; kepping; keps
1
dialectal, British : to intercept and hinder
kep him on his way home
2
dialectal, British : to make a catch of : serve as a catch for

kep

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
dialectal, British
: catch, haul

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English keppen, alteration of kepen to observe, heed, seek, seize, keep

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“Kep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kep. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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