threap

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English threp (rebuke, noun), from Middle English threpen (to scold), from Old English þrēapian (to reprove, reprehend, punish, blame), from Proto-Germanic *þraupōną (to punish), from Proto-Germanic *þrawō (torment, punishment), from Proto-Germanic *þrawēną (to torment, injure, exhaust), from Proto-Indo-European *trōw- (to beat, wound, kill, torment). Akin to Old English þrēagan (to rebuke, punish, chastise), þrēa (correction, punishment), þrōwian (to suffer). More at throe.

Noun[edit]

threap (plural threaps)

  1. an altercation, quarrel, argument
  2. an accusation or serious charge

Verb[edit]

threap (third-person singular simple present threaps, present participle threaping, simple past and past participle threaped)

  1. to scold, rebuke
  2. to argue, bicker
    • Percy's Reliques
      It's not for a man with a woman to threap.
  3. to call, to name
  4. to cozen or cheat
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  5. To maintain obstinately against denial or contradiction.
    He threaped me down that it was so.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert Burns to this entry?)
  6. To beat or thrash.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

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