Chapped
Chap Chap (ch[a^]p or ch[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chapped} (ch[a^]pt or ch[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chapping}.] [See {Chop} to cut.] 1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough. [1913 Webster]

Then would unbalanced heat licentious reign, Crack the dry hill, and chap the russet plain. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

Nor winter's blast chap her fair face. --Lyly. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike; to beat. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chapped — [tʃæpt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: chap to chop, crack open (14 21 centuries)] chapped lips or hands are sore, dry, and cracked, especially as a result of cold weather or wind >chap v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chapped — [ tʃæpt ] adjective chapped skin or lips are dry and painful, especially because of cold weather …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chapped — adjective dry and flaky due to excessive evaporation of water from its surface For chapped lips, or chapped nipples, the tincture of catechu, or benjamin, ... / For severely chapped hands or face, the oxide of zinc ointment or camphor …   Wiktionary

  • chapped — [[t]tʃæ̱pt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If your skin is chapped, it is dry, cracked, and sore. ...chapped hands... Her skin felt chapped …   English dictionary

  • chapped — mod. angry; annoyed. □ I was chapped. There was no way to get around it. □ Don’t get so chapped. Nothing can be done now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chapped — adj. Chapped is used with these nouns: ↑lip …   Collocations dictionary

  • chapped — adjective chapped lips or hands are sore, dry, and cracked, especially as a result of cold weather or wind chap verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chapped — UK [tʃæpt] / US adjective chapped skin or lips are dry and painful, especially because of cold weather …   English dictionary

  • chapped — [tʃæpt] adj chapped skin is dry and painful because of cold weather …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • chapped — adjective used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure chapped lips • Syn: ↑cracked, ↑roughened • Similar to: ↑rough, ↑unsmooth …   Useful english dictionary

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