\ ˈlēp \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of leep

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British
: boil, scald
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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of leep (Entry 2 of 2)

India
: to plaster (as a wall) with cow dung

History and Etymology for leep

Transitive verb (1)

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hleypa to cause to leap, curdle, Norwegian løpe, løypa to curdle, boil or fry gently, Icelandic hleypa to curdle, put in boiling water for a short time, fry gently; causatives from the root of Old Norse hlaupa to leap

Transitive verb (2)

Hindi līpnā

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“Leep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leep. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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