Definitions

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  • v. To lower oneself from a height and drop the remaining distance.

Etymologies

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From Scots dreep.

Examples

  • This is our promise and on the occasion of your gracious visit to our native land, we make it with a fervor that is especially dreep and a gratitude that is especially heartfelt.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2008

  • Mr. Moxon (deceased), formerly rector of Hethersett, in Norfolk, told me that he had once preached for a friend in a Norfolk village church with the woman clerk holding an umbrella over his head in the pulpit throughout the sermon, because of the "dreep."

    The Parish Clerk

  • Farm labourers kept a sharp eye out for the new moon which gave rise to strange expressions, "Saturday new, Sunday full, never was good and never wool," while a crescent moon in a certain position meant "ta mune lays waterchutin" threatening rain, and once past the full the moon in Suffolk was said to dreep.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XX No 1

  • "Ye'se juist gang into the study, an 'I'll lay doon a bass for ye to stand an' dreep on.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

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