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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Definitions for larrup

  1. To beat or thrash.

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Citations for larrup
When a seagoing canoe beached on the stones, or when a neighbor came larruping from around back of the house, Martha Obenchain, peeling potatoes at a table in the sun, rose and put the kettle on, tickled pink. Annie Dillard, The Living
A fast white boat comes larruping around the point from the direction of Mercer Island and banks towards him. Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
Origin of larrup
1815-1825
Larrup may derive from the Dutch word larpen meaning "to beat with flails".