v. i.1.To make a short, shrill, cheerful sound; to chirp. See Chirrup.
v. t.1.To excite or urge on by making a short, shrill, cheerful sound; to cherup to. See Chirrup.
He cherups brisk ear-erecting steed.
- Cowper.
n.1.A short, sharp, cheerful noise; a chirp; a chirrup; as, the cherup of a cricket.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ezekiel Cherup won the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, with Banuelia Katesigwa first in the women's race.
Cherup and Snyder (2003) proposed a more integrated approach to technology in teacher education, one that includes a curriculum of technology operations, planning and designing learning environments, assessment and evaluation, professional practice, and social, ethical, and legal issues.
Examples of the latter phenomenon include RAVINE (Susan Thorpe, WW 2.1996-36), GRIVET, REBORE (both me, WW 5.1996-82), AVERIN, FRERES, CHERUP (a variant of CHIRRUP in Chambers and UKACD16) and, best of all, TAVERING.