rap someone's knuckles

Definition of rap someone's knuckles

  1. :  to criticize or punish someone in a gentle way for doing something wrong The boss rapped my knuckles for missing the meeting.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  some person :  somebody

knuckleplay knuckles
  1. :  the joint of a knuckle

    :  a cut of meat consisting of the tarsal or carpal joint with the adjoining flesh

    :  something resembling a knuckle: such as

  1. :  to place the knuckles on the ground in shooting a marble

    :  to press or rub with the knuckles

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