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transitive verb (1)

dialectal, British
: boil, scald


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transitive verb (2)

: to plaster (as a wall) with cow dung

Word History


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 16 Jun. 2024.

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