Verb. 1. To hit, to beat, to thrash. Midlands use/Dialect?
2. Usually of vehicles, to race, to go at speed. E.g."I thraped the car up the motorway and arrived in record time." Midlands use

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • thrape — vb British a. to perform energetically and at full capacity b. to defeat (an opponent). The word seems to have originated in Midland and East Anglian dialect and is now used predominantly by middle aged speakers …   Contemporary slang

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