1. (v. t.) To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.

2. (v. t.) To strike; to beat.

3. (v. i.) To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.

4. (v. i.) To strike; to knock; to rap.

5. (n.) A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.

6. (n.) A division; a breach, as in a party.

7. (n.) A blow; a rap.

8. (n.) One of the jaws or the fleshy covering of a jaw; -- commonly in the plural, and used of animals, and colloquially of human beings.

9. (n.) One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.

10. (n.) A buyer; a chapman.

11. (n.) A man or boy; a youth; a fellow.

12. (v. i.) To bargain; to buy.

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