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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.


threap ‎(plural threaps)

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


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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