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threap

[threep] /θrip/
noun
1.
an argument; quarrel.
2.
a hostile charge; accusation.
verb (used with object)
3.
to rebuke; scold.
verb (used without object)
4.
to argue; bicker.
Origin
900
before 900; (v.) Middle English threpen, Old English thrēapian to blame; (noun) Middle English threp(e), derivative of the v.
Related forms
threaper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for threap

threap

/θriːp/
verb (transitive) (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
to scold
2.
to contradict
Derived Forms
threaper, threeper, noun
Word Origin
Old English thrēapian to blame; related to Old Frisian thrūwa, Old High German threwen, Old Norse threa
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