rap


rap
rap
rap1 [rap]
vt.
rapped, rapping [ME rappen, prob. of echoic orig.]
1. to strike quickly and sharply; tap
2. Slang to criticize sharply
vi.
1. to knock quickly and sharply
2. to perform rap or a rap
3. Slang to talk; chat
4. Slang to talk seriously and frankly with another or others, often in an informal setting
n.
1. a quick, sharp knock; tap
2. Slang blame or punishment, as a prison sentence: usually in beat (or take) the rap, escape (or receive) the blame or punishment, or bum rap, unfair blame or punishment
3. Slang a talking; chat
4. Slang a serious, frank talk
5.
a) a kind of popular music in which rhymed verses are chanted or declaimed to the accompaniment of forceful and repetitive rhythms, played usually on drums or synthesizers: also rap music
b) a rap song or recording
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rap on the knuckles
a mild reprimand or light sentence
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rap out
to say or utter sharply [to rap out an order]
rap2 [rap]
n.
[< ?]
1. in the early 18th cent., a counterfeit halfpenny in circulation in Ireland
2. Informal the least bit: now usually in not care (or give) a rap, not care anything at all
rap3 [rap]
vt.
rapped or rapt, rapping [back-form. < RAPT] Now Rare
1. to seize
2. to transport with rapture: now only in the pp.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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