risp

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rispen, from Old Norse rispa (scratch), from Proto-Germanic *ripsōną (to rend; rip; tear open), from Proto-Indo-European *reyb- (to tear; snatch; pluck; reap). Compare also Old Norse rifsa (to plunder; reave).

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risp (third-person singular simple present risps, present participle risping, simple past and past participle risped)

  1. To rub together, to rasp or grate.

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