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Thrash or whip (a person or animal)‘Chrissie was being larruped with Nick's belt’
beating, battering, thrashing, thumping, pounding, pummelling, drubbing, slapping, smacking, spanking, hammering, cuffing, thwacking, mauling, peltingView synonyms
- ‘They've come away on a windy day with a result, but we should be larruping people like that.’
Early 19th century (originally dialect): perhaps related to lather or leather.
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