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beat the rap

Definition of beat the rap

US informal

  1. :  to avoid being sent to jail for a crime <He was arrested for assault, but he beat the rap.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to walk on :  tread

    :  to strike directly against forcefully and repeatedly :  dash against

  1. :  a single stroke or blow especially in a series

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik

  1. :  a sharp blow or knock

    :  a sharp rebuke or criticism

    :  the responsibility for or adverse consequences of an action

  1. :  to strike with a sharp blow

    :  to utter suddenly and forcibly

    :  to cause to be or come by raps

  1. :  to snatch away or upward

    :  enrapture

  1. :  a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) :  the least bit

  1. :  to talk freely and frankly

    :  to perform rap music

  1. :  talk, conversation

    :  a line of talk :  patter

    :  a rhythmic chanting often in unison of usually rhymed couplets to a musical accompaniment


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