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nounNorthern english, Scottish
verb[WITH OBJECT]Northern english, Scottish
Sell (something) by auction.‘his effects were rouped’
Middle English (in the sense ‘roar, croak’): of Scandinavian origin; compare with Old Norse raupa boast, brag.
[mass noun] An infectious disease of poultry affecting the respiratory tract.
Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.
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