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[frap] /fræp/
verb (used with object), frapped, frapping. Nautical
1.
to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English frappen < Old French fraper to strike, beat, probably < Germanic (compare Old Norse hrapa to hurl, hurry)
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British Dictionary definitions for frapping

frap

/fræp/
verb fraps, frapping, frapped
1.
(transitive) (nautical) to lash down or together
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fraper to hit, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for frapping

frap

v.

early 14c., from Old French fraper (12c., Modern French frapper) "to strike, hit beat," cognate with Italian frappare "to strike," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (cf. rap (n.)). Nautical sense of "bind tightly" is from 1540s. Related: Frapped; frapping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for frapping

frapping

adjective

Wretched; accursed; damn, fucking: I need a frapping medic like a hole in the head

[1960s+; a euphemism for fucking]


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Related Abbreviations for frapping

FRAP

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
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