tarp

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tarp (plural tarps)

  1. Short form of tarpaulin.
    • 1986, Paul Chadwick, Concrete: Under the Desert Stars, Dark Horse Books
      {Gun pointing at head} Sorry, Quigley, but you had your chance to cooperate. / Bob, straighten the tarp, we don’t want the rug splattered.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The short form might be perceived as informal, but it has replaced tarpaulin in most situations.
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Verb[edit]

tarp (third-person singular simple present tarps, present participle tarping, simple past and past participle tarped)

  1. To cover something with a tarpaulin.
    • 2001, Verne Huser, River Running: Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, Rafting, page 136
      The load may be tarped for serious white water, but tarped or not, everything should be tied securely in case of capsize.
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Noun[edit]

tarp (plural tarps)

  1. (humorous, chiefly Internet slang) Deliberate misspelling of trap.

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tárpas, compare dialectal tar̃pu.

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Preposition[edit]

tar̃p (with genitive)

  1. between (located in the middle of, connecting, dividing, or shared by two objects)
    Kóks skìrtumas tar̃p výrų ir̃ móterų? - What's the difference between men and women?
    Kẽlias tar̃p Vìlniaus ir̃ Kaũno - The road between Vilnius and Kaunas
  2. among, amid (surrounded or encompassed by)
    Kaĩp vaĩkui ràsti viẽtą tar̃p bendraam̃žių? - How can a child find a place amongst his peers?

Derived terms[edit]

See tarpas, tarp-.