umbeclap

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English umbeclappen, equivalent to umbe- +‎ clap or um- +‎ beclap.

Verb[edit]

umbeclap (third-person singular simple present umbeclaps, present participle umbeclapping, simple past and past participle umbeclapped)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To embrace; enclose.