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Thrash or whip (someone)
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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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.