I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1820 dialect blow V II. verb Date: circa 1823 transitive verb 1. dialect to flog soundly ; whip 2. dialect to defeat decisively ; trounce intransitive verb dialect to move indolently or clumsily

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  • Larrup — Lar rup, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Larruped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Larruping}.] [Perh, a corrupt. of lee rope, used by sailors in beating the boys; but cf. D. larpen to thresh, larp a whip, blow.] To beat or flog soundly. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] Forby …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • larrup — index lash (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • larrup — (v.) to beat, thrash, 1823, of unknown origin, possibly related to Du. larpen to thrash. First mentioned as a Suffolk dialect word …   Etymology dictionary

  • larrup — [lar′əp] vt. [East Anglian dial., prob., with intrusive vowel, for * lerp, * larp < or akin to Du larpen, to thrash] [Informal or Dial.] to whip; flog; beat …   English World dictionary

  • larrup — 1. verb /ˈlæɹəp/ to beat or thrash ZOE FANNY: I let him larrup it into me for the fun of it. 2. noun /ˈlæɹəp/ backchat or rudeness Syn …   Wiktionary

  • larrup — /ˈlærəp/ (say laruhp) verb (t) (larruped, larruping) Colloquial to beat; thrash: *He didn t larrup us very often, but when he did he looked exactly like that. –t.a.g. hungerford, 1983. {compare Dutch larpen thrash} –larruper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • larrup — larruper, n. /lar euhp/, v.t., larruped, larruping. to beat or thrash. [1815 25; perh. < D larpen to thresh with flails] * * * …   Universalium

  • larrup — Synonyms and related words: bang, baste, batter, beat, buffet, clobber, dress down, drub, dust, flagellate, flail, flap, flax, flog, give a dressing down, hammer, hide, knock, lambaste, lash, lather, leather, lick, maul, mop up, overwhelm, paddle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • larrup — vb to beat, spank, thrash. A word used by toughs in Australia but mainly by par ents to children in Britain, where it now sounds rather dated. The term may be a blend of leather and wallop or may be an attempt to imitate the sound of blows… …   Contemporary slang

  • larrup — v. hit, beat, whip (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

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