vapulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vāpulō

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vapulate (third-person singular simple present vapulates, present participle vapulating, simple past and past participle vapulated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To flog or whip; to beat or strike.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To be flogged, beaten etc.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1828 Samuel Parr, John Johnstone - The Works of Samuel Parr etc
    In the preface to his Longinus, I can show you blunders for which a boy ought to vapulate.

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vāpulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of vāpulō