Threap
Threap Threap, v. i. To contend obstinately; to be pertinacious. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

It's not for a man with a woman to threap. --Percy's Reliques. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Threap — Threap, n. An obstinate decision or determination; a pertinacious affirmation. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] He was taken a threap that he would have it finished before the year was done. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Threap — (thr[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Threaped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Threaping}.] [AS. [thorn]re[ a]pian to reprove.] [Written also {threpe}, and {threip}.] 1. To call; to name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To maintain obstinately against denial or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threap — threap; threap·er; …   English syllables

  • threap — [thrēp] vt. [ME threpen < OE threapian, to rebuke] [Scot. or North Eng.] Scot. North Eng. 1. to scold; chide 2. to maintain or assert obstinately …   English World dictionary

  • threap —  to blame, rebuke, reprove, or chide ; ab A. S. THREAPAN, THREAPIAN, of the same signification. To THREAP KINDNESS UPON ONE, is used in another sense. To THREAP is also to urge or press : it is no threaping ware ; i. e. ware so bad as to require… …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • threap — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English threpen, from Old English thrēapian Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish scold, chide 2. chiefly Scottish to maintain persistently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • threap — threaper, n. /threep/, Scot. and North Eng. n. 1. an argument; quarrel. 2. a hostile charge; accusation. v.t. 3. to rebuke; scold. v.i. 4. to argue; bicker. [bef. 900; (v.) ME threpen, OE threapian to blame; (n.) ME threp(e), deriv. of the v.] *… …   Universalium

  • threap — 1. noun a) an altercation, quarrel, argument b) an accusation or serious charge 2. verb a) to …   Wiktionary

  • threap — I Yorkshire Dialect Argue, Swear one down II Cleveland Dialect List to maintain or insist pertinaceously III North Country (Newcastle) Words to persist vehemently in assertion or argument …   English dialects glossary

  • threap — I. ˈthrēp verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English threpen, from Old English thrēapian transitive verb 1. chiefly Scotland : scold, chide …   Useful english dictionary

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