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kep

transitive verb \ˈkep\

Definition of kep

kepped

\-pt\ ;

keppen

\-pən\ or

kippen

\ˈkipən\ ;

kepping

;

keps

  1. 1 dialectal, British :  to intercept and hinder kep him on his way home

  2. 2 dialectal, British :  to make a catch of :  serve as a catch for

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Origin and Etymology of kep

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


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kep

noun \"\

Definition of kep

plural

-s

dialectal, British

  1. :  catch, haul

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