Threap (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Threaped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Threaping.] [AS. re�xa0;pian to reprove.] [Written also threpe, and threip.]

1.

To call; to name.

[Obs.]

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.

3.

To beat, or thrash.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

4.

To cozen, or cheat.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

 

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Threap, v. i.

To contend obstinately; to be pertinacious.

[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

It's not for a man with a woman to threap. Percy's Reliques.

 

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Threap (?), n.

An obstinate decision or determination; a pertinacious affirmation.

[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

He was taken a threap that he would have it finished before the year was done. Carlyle.

 

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