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frapping

verb

  1. (lash)  to make secure by lashing
    Type of: lash
  2. (tighten)  to take up the slack of
    Type of: tighten

Etymology summary

from Old French fraper to hit, probably of imitative origin
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

frapping | frap

[nautical, of] "frap" | [transitive, nautical] to lash down or together (10 of 294 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frapping

frap [transitive, nautical]

to lash down or together (5 of 256 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frap

American Heritage Dictionary:

frap [nautical] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

To make secure by lashing | To take up the slack of; tighten. (12 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frap

Merriam-Webster:

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle]

to draw tight (as with ropes or cables) (8 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/frap

New World Dictionary:

frap [nautical] | frapped | frapping

to pass ropes, cables, etc. around in order to strengthen, support, steady, etc. (13 of 25 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frap

Random House Dictionary:

frap [nautical] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle]

to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains. (9 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/frap

Wiktionary:

frap [nautical] | fraps [plural] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | frappuccino [synonym]

To draw together tightly. (4 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/frap

Wikipedia:

FRAP [disambiguation] | frap

may stand for: Facilitated Risk Analysis Process | Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure | Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma, also Ferric ion reducing antioxidant power, a simple assay of antioxidant content in foods | Fluorescence recovery after ... (34 of 202 words, 15 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/FRAP

Oxford Dictionary:

frap [transitive, nautical] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

bind (something) tightly (3 of 67 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frap

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

Syllabification: (frap) | [transitive, nautical] | bind (something) tightly. (7 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/frap

Encarta Dictionary:

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

to tie something down, or tie things together, with ropes (10 of 39 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613335​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

frapping | frap

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French fraper to hit, probably of imitative origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frapping

Oxford Dictionary:

frap [transitive, nautical] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English (in the sense "strike, beat", now only dialect): from Old French fraper "to bind, strike", of unknown origin. The current sense ... (23 of 29 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frap

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English (in the sense "strike, beat," now only dialect): from Old French fraper "to bind, strike", of unknown origin. The current sense ... (23 of 29 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/frap

American Heritage Dictionary:

frap [nautical] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English frapen, to strike, from Old French fraper; see "frappé".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frap

Merriam-Webster:

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle]

First use: 1548

Origin: Middle English, to strike, beat, from Anglo-French fraper

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/frap

New World Dictionary:

frap [nautical]

Origin: Middle English frapen from Old French fraper, to strike

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frap

Wiktionary:

frap [nautical] | fraps [plural] | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle]

Origin: Shortening.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/frap

Encarta Dictionary:

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Old French fraper "hit"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613335​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Frapping

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Frapping"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Frapping"

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frap

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "frap"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "frap"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "frap" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

frap [transitive, nautical]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "frap"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frap

Google Dictionary:

frap | frapped [past tense] | frapping [present participle] | fraps [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "frap"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

frap

Audio: North American pronunciation of "frap"

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YourDictionary Audio:

frap

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "frap"

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