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rapping

verb (1)
present participle of rap

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(Entry 1 of 3)

2 to strike or cause to strike lightly and usually rhythmically
  • the impatient man was rapping his knuckles on the door, hoping to wake up the sleeping attendant

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rapping

verb (2)
present participle of rap

Synonyms of rapping (Entry 2 of 3)

to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • the guys at the gym never seem to tire about rapping about basketball

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rapping

verb (3)
present participle of rap

Synonyms & Antonyms of rapping (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to fill with overwhelming emotion (as wonder or delight)
  • concertgoers were utterly rapped by the power of Handel's oratorio

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2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • suddenly the hawk swooped down and rapped the unwary rodent

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“Rapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rapping. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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