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rap

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1rap

noun \ˈrap\

Definition of RAP

1
:  a sharp blow or knock
2
a :  a sharp rebuke or criticism
b :  a negative and often undeserved reputation or charge —often used with bum or bad <given a bum rap by the press>
3
a :  the responsibility for or adverse consequences of an action <refused to take the rap>
b :  a criminal charge
c :  a prison sentence

Origin of RAP

Middle English rappe
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RAP

2rap

verb
rappedrap·ping

Definition of RAP

transitive verb
1
:  to strike with a sharp blow
2
:  to utter suddenly and forcibly
3
:  to cause to be or come by raps <rap the meeting to order>
4
:  to criticize sharply
intransitive verb
1
:  to strike a quick sharp blow
2
:  to make a short sharp sound

First Known Use of RAP

14th century

3rap

verb
rapped also rapt \ˈrapt\ rap·ping

Definition of RAP

transitive verb
1
:  to snatch away or upward
2
:  enrapture

Origin of RAP

back-formation from rapt
First Known Use: 1599

4rap

noun

Definition of RAP

:  a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) :  the least bit <doesn't care a rap>

Origin of RAP

perhaps from 1rap
First Known Use: 1834

5rap

verb
rappedrap·ping

Definition of RAP

intransitive verb
1
:  to talk freely and frankly
2
:  to perform rap music

Origin of RAP

perhaps from 1rap
First Known Use: 1929

6rap

noun

Definition of RAP

1
:  talk, conversation; also :  a line of talk :  patter
2
a :  a rhythmic chanting often in unison of usually rhymed couplets to a musical accompaniment
b :  a piece so performed

First Known Use of RAP

1967

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