chap /ˈʧæp/ 動詞
Chap v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chapped p. pr. & vb. n. Chapping.]
1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.
Then would unbalanced heat licentious reign,
Crack the dry hill, and chap the russet plain. --Blackmore.
Nor winter's blast chap her fair face. --Lyly.
2. To strike; to beat. [Scot.]
Chap, v. i.
1. To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
2. To strike; to knock; to rap. [Scot.]
1. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
2. A division; a breach, as in a party. [Obs.]
Many clefts and chaps in our council board. --T. Fuller.
3. A blow; a rap. [Scot.]
1. One of the jaws or the fleshy covering of a jaw; -- commonly in the plural, and used of animals, and colloquially of human beings.
His chaps were all besmeared with crimson blood. --Cowley.
He unseamed him [Macdonald] from the nave to the chaps. --Shak.
2. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.
1. A buyer; a chapman. [Obs.]
If you want to sell, here is your chap. --Steele.
2. A man or boy; a youth; a fellow. [Colloq.]
Chap, v. i. To bargain; to buy. [Obs.]
n 1: a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at
the door"; "he's a likable cuss" [syn: fellow, feller,
lad, gent, fella, blighter, cuss]
2: a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: crevice, cranny,
3: a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
4: (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat;
joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over
trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
v : crack due to dehydration; "My lips chap in this dry weather"
[also: chapping, chapped]