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rap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rap

  1. 1 a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person the headlines in the paper today are all about the mayor facing an embezzlement rap Synonyms of 1rap complaint, count, indictment, rapWords Related to 1rap accusation, allegation, plea; crimination; counteraccusation, countercharge; arraignment, impeachment; implication, imputation, innuendo, insinuation; censure, condemnation, denunciation; incrimination, recrimination

  2. 2 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument the doctor used a little hammer to give me a rap on the knee to test my reflexes Synonyms of 1rap bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to 1rap counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping

  3. 3 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure would sooner take the rap for the missing money than tell on his friend Synonyms of 1rap culpability, fault, guilt, onus, rapWords Related to 1rap blameworthiness, complicity, guiltiness, sinfulness; accusation, censure, condemnation, denunciation, finger-pointing, reproach; regret, remorse, self-reproach, shameAntonyms of 1rap blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, innocence


rap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rap

  1. friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this after our pickup softball game, I had a friendly rap with a couple of the guys in the park Synonyms of 2rap backchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-têteWords Related to 2rap colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap


rap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rap

  1. the smallest amount or part imaginable I don't care a rap about losing that old jacket Synonyms of 3rap beans, bubkes (also bupkes or bupkus), continental, damn, darn (also durn), diddly [slang], diddly-squat [slang], doodley-squat (or doodly-squat), fig, ghost, hoot, iota, lick, modicum, rap, squat [slang], syllable, tittle, whit, whoopWords Related to 3rap ace, bit, crumb, dab, driblet, glimmer, hint, little, mite, nip, ounce, particle, peanuts, pin, ray, scrap, scruple, semblance, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, speck, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, touch, trace


rap

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rap

  1. 1 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner a childhood memory of the time he got his knuckles rapped for trying to steal candy from the corner store Synonyms of 1rap bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapWords Related to 1rap batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull

  2. 2 to strike or cause to strike lightly and usually rhythmically the impatient man was rapping his pipe on the door, hoping to wake up the sleeping attendant Synonyms of 1rap beat, drum, rapWords Related to 1rap bang, bash, bat, bonk, bop, hammer, hit, knock, paste, pound, slam, smack, sock, strike, swat, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, whack; chink, clatter, clink, ping; pat, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter; chuck, clap, click, flick, tip


rap

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rap

  1. to engage in casual or rambling conversation the guys at the gym never seem to tire about rapping about basketball Synonyms of 2rap babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visitWords Related to 2rap gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap


rap

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rap

  1. 1 to fill with overwhelming emotion (as wonder or delight) concertgoers were utterly rapped by the power of Handel's oratorio Synonyms of 3rap carry away, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), rap, rapture, ravish, transportWords Related to 3rap delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate; elate, excite, exhilarate, stir

  2. 2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly suddenly the hawk swooped down and rapped the unwary rodent Synonyms of 3rap bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trapWords Related to 3rap glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms of 3rap discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms of 3rap miss



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