threpe
Threap 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 contradiction; also, to contend or argue against (another) with obstinacy; to chide; as, he threaped me down that it was so. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster]

3. To beat, or thrash. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

4. To cozen, or cheat. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Threpe — Threpe, v. t. [See {Threap}.] To call; to term. [Obs.] Luna silver we threpe. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threpe — ˈthrēp dialect variant of threap * * * threp, threpe obs. ff. threap …   Useful english dictionary

  • threpe — verb a) to call, to term b) to insist See Also: threap …   Wiktionary

  • threpe — v. a. == convict, refute. Ps. xciii. 10. AS. þreapian …   Oldest English Words

  • After body — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bodies — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Body — Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Body cavity — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Body cloth — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Body clothes — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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