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rap 1

 (răp)
v. rapped, rap·ping, raps
v.tr.
1. To hit sharply and swiftly; strike: rapped the table with his fist.
2. To utter sharply: rap out a complaint.
3. To criticize or blame.
v.intr.
To strike a quick light blow: rapped on the door.
n.
1. A quick light blow or knock.
2. A knocking or tapping sound.
3. Slang
a. A reprimand.
b. A sentence to serve time in prison.
4. Slang A negative quality or characteristic associated with a person or an object.
Idioms:
beat the rap Slang
To escape punishment or be acquitted of a charge.
take the rap Slang
To accept punishment or take the blame for an offense or error.

[Middle English rappen, possibly of imitative origin.]

rap 2

 (răp)
n. Informal
The least bit: I don't give a rap about office politics. I don't care a rap what you do.

[From obsolete rap, 18th-century Irish counterfeit halfpenny, from Irish Gaelic, alteration (possibly influenced by rap, piece, bit) of ropaire, cutthroat; see rapparee.]

rap 3

 (răp)
n.
1. Slang A talk, conversation, or discussion.
2.
a. A form of popular music developed especially in African-American urban communities and characterized by spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics with a strong rhythmic accompaniment.
b. A composition or performance of such music.
v. rapped, rap·ping, raps
v.intr.
1. Slang To discuss something freely and at length.
2. To perform rap music.
v.tr.
To perform as rap music: lyrics that were rapped; rapped the chorus of the song.

[Possibly from rap.]

rap

(ræp)
vb, raps, rapping or rapped
1. to strike (a fist, stick, etc) against (something) with a sharp quick blow; knock: he rapped at the door.
2. (intr) to make a sharp loud sound, esp by knocking
3. (tr) to rebuke or criticize sharply
4. (foll by: out) to put (forth) in sharp rapid speech; utter in an abrupt fashion: to rap out orders.
5. (intr) slang to talk, esp volubly
6. (Pop Music) (intr) to perform a rhythmic monologue with a musical backing
7. rap over the knuckles to reprimand
n
8. a sharp quick blow or the sound produced by such a blow
9. a sharp rebuke or criticism
10. slang voluble talk; chatter: stop your rap.
11. (Pop Music)
a. a fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental track
b. (as modifier): rap music.
12. slang a legal charge or case
13. beat the rap slang US and Canadian to escape punishment or be acquitted of a crime
14. take the rap slang to suffer the consequences of a mistake, misdeed, or crime, whether guilty or not
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish rappa to beat]
ˈrapping n

rap

(ræp)
n
(used with a negative) the least amount (esp in the phrase not to care a rap)
[C18: probably from ropaire counterfeit coin formerly current in Ireland]

rap

(ræp)
vb, n, raps, rapping or rapped
informal Austral a variant spelling of wrap8, wrap14

rap1

(ræp)

v. rapped, rap•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to strike, esp. with a quick, smart blow.
2. to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out orders.
3. (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often fol. by out).
4. Slang. to criticize severely.
5. Slang. to arrest, detain, or sentence for a crime.
v.i.
6. to knock smartly or vigorously: to rap on a door.
7. Slang. to talk or discuss, esp. freely and volubly; chat.
8. to talk rhythmically to the beat of rap music.
n.
9. a quick, smart blow: a rap on the knuckles.
10. the sound produced by such a blow.
11. Slang. blame or punishment.
12. Slang. a criminal charge: a murder rap.
13. Slang. response or reception.
14. Slang. a talk or conversation; chat.
Idioms:
1. beat the rap, Slang. to avoid retribution or punishment, as for a crime.
2. take the rap, Slang. to be blamed and punished for another's crime.
[1300–50; Middle English rappen (v.), rap(p)e (n.)]

rap2

(ræp)

n.
the least bit: I don't care a rap.
[1830–35; probably identical with rap a counterfeit halfpenny once circulated in Ireland]

rap3

(ræp)

v.t. rapped rapt, rap•ping. Archaic.
to transport with rapture.
[1520–30; back formation from rapt]

rap


Past participle: rapped
Gerund: rapping

Imperative
rap
rap
Present
I rap
you rap
he/she/it raps
we rap
you rap
they rap
Preterite
I rapped
you rapped
he/she/it rapped
we rapped
you rapped
they rapped
Present Continuous
I am rapping
you are rapping
he/she/it is rapping
we are rapping
you are rapping
they are rapping
Present Perfect
I have rapped
you have rapped
he/she/it has rapped
we have rapped
you have rapped
they have rapped
Past Continuous
I was rapping
you were rapping
he/she/it was rapping
we were rapping
you were rapping
they were rapping
Past Perfect
I had rapped
you had rapped
he/she/it had rapped
we had rapped
you had rapped
they had rapped
Future
I will rap
you will rap
he/she/it will rap
we will rap
you will rap
they will rap
Future Perfect
I will have rapped
you will have rapped
he/she/it will have rapped
we will have rapped
you will have rapped
they will have rapped
Future Continuous
I will be rapping
you will be rapping
he/she/it will be rapping
we will be rapping
you will be rapping
they will be rapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rapping
you have been rapping
he/she/it has been rapping
we have been rapping
you have been rapping
they have been rapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rapping
you will have been rapping
he/she/it will have been rapping
we will have been rapping
you will have been rapping
they will have been rapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rapping
you had been rapping
he/she/it had been rapping
we had been rapping
you had been rapping
they had been rapping
Conditional
I would rap
you would rap
he/she/it would rap
we would rap
you would rap
they would rap
Past Conditional
I would have rapped
you would have rapped
he/she/it would have rapped
we would have rapped
you would have rapped
they would have rapped

rap

A type of pop music in which performers declaim or chant over a prerecorded musical accompaniment, often using short extracts (called samples) from other well-known recordings. The form is characterized by the street language of black culture and boastful, often confrontational, words.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rap - a reproach for some lapse or misdeedrap - a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
2.rap - a gentle blowrap - a gentle blow        
blow, bump - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
3.rap - the sound made by a gentle blowrap - the sound made by a gentle blow  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
pitter-patter - a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"
4.rap - voluble conversation
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
5.rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompanimentrap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
African-American music, black music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
6.rap - the act of hitting vigorouslyrap - the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.rap - strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
knock - rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
2.rap - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.rap - perform rap music
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
4.rap - talk volubly
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"

rap

verb
1. hit, strike, knock, crack, tap A guard raps his stick on a metal hand rail.
2. reprimand, knock (informal), blast, pan (informal), carpet (informal), flame (informal), criticize, censure, scold, tick off (informal), castigate, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), read the riot act, lambast(e), chew out (U.S. & Canad. informal), give a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal) The minister rapped the banks over their treatment of small businesses.
3. (Slang, chiefly U.S.) talk, chat, discourse, converse, shoot the breeze (slang, chiefly U.S.), confabulate Today we are going to rap about relationships.
noun
1. blow, knock, crack, tap, clout (informal) There was a light rap on the door.
2. (Slang) rebuke, sentence, blame, responsibility, punishment, censure, chiding You'll be facing a federal rap for aiding and abetting an escaped convict.
rap someone on the knuckles scold, correct, discipline, censure, berate, castigate, chastise, tell off, upbraid I joined the workers on strike and was rapped over the knuckles.
take the rap take the blame, be blamed, be punished, suffer the consequences, pay for something No one is taking the rap for what happened.

rap 1

verb
1. To make a noise by striking:
2. To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
3. To find fault with:
Informal: cut up, pan.
Slang: knock.
phrasal verb
rap out
To speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion:
noun
1. The sound made by a light blow:
2. Slang. Words expressive of strong disapproval:
3. Slang. A judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person:

rap 2

noun
Informal. The least bit:
Informal: damn.
Slang: diddly.

rap 3

noun
Slang. An exchanging of views:
verb
Slang. To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:
bandy (about), discuss, moot, talk over, thrash out (or over), thresh out (or over), toss around.
Informal: hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around).
Translations
طَرْقَه، نَقْرَهيَنْقُر، يَدُقُّ
klepnoutzaklepánízaklepat
bankbankesmække
koppintásrákoppint
banka, slá létt ílétt högg, bank
belstelėjimasišbarbentipabelsti
klauvējienspieklauvētuzsist
klepanieklepnúťzaklepať
udarecudarjati
hafif bir vuruşhafifçe vurmak

rap

[ræp]
A. N
1.golpecito m, golpe m seco
there was a rap at the doorllamaron (suavemente) a la puerta
to give sb a rap on or over the knuckles (lit) → dar a algn en los nudillos (fig) → echar un rapapolvo a algn
2. (= blame) to take the rappagar los platos rotos
to take the rap for sthcargar con la culpa de algo
3. (esp US) (= charge) → acusación f
murder rapacusación f de homicidio
to beat the rap(lograr) ser absuelto
4. (Mus) → rap m
5. (esp US) to have a rap with sbcharlar con algn
B. VTgolpetear, dar un golpecito en
to rap sb's knuckles; rap sb on the knuckles (lit) → dar a algn en los nudillos (fig) → echar un rapapolvo a algn
C. VI
1. (= knock) to rap at the doorllamar a la puerta
2. (US) (= chat) → charlar
3. (Mus) → hacer rap
rap out VT + ADV [+ order] → espetar

rap

[ˈræp]
n
(= quick knock) → petit coup m
There was a rap on the door → On frappa un petit coup à la porte.
(= punishment, criticism) to give sb a rap on the knuckles (fig) (= telling off) → taper sur les doigts de qn
to get a rap on the knuckles (fig) (= telling off) → se faire taper sur les doigts
The remark earned him a rap on the knuckles → La remarque lui a valu de se faire taper sur les doigts.
(= blame) to take the rap → payer les pots cassés
to take the rap for sth → trinquer pour qch
(MUSIC)rap m
not to care a rap for sb → n'avoir rien à faire de qn
She didn't care a rap for us → Elle n'en avait rien à faire de nous.
(US) (= criminal charge) → inculpation f
a murder rap → une inculpation pour meurtre
to beat the rap → sortir blanchi(e)
(mainly US) (= reputation) to get a bad rap, to get a bum rap → avoir mauvaise presse
modif (MUSIC) [group, trio, singer, album] → de rap; [star, scene] → du rap; [version] → rap
rap song → chanson f rap rap artist
vt
(= strike) [+ door, table] → frapper à coups redoublés sur
to rap sth on sth → donner une série de coups sur qch avec qch
to rap sb's knuckles, to rap sb on the knuckles (= tell off) → taper sur les doigts de qn
She had her knuckles rapped for doing this → Elle s'est fait taper sur les doigts pour avoir fait ça.
(= rebuke) → critiquer
to rap sb for sth → critiquer qn pour qch
vi
(MUSIC)rapper
to rap about sth → rapper sur qch
(US) (= chat) → faire un brin de causette
rap on
vt fus [door, window, table] → frapper à coups redoublés surrap artist nrappeur/euse m/f

rap

1
n (= noise, blow)Klopfen nt no pl; there was a rap at or on the doores hat geklopft; to give somebody a rap on the knuckles (lit, fig)jdm auf die Finger klopfen; he got a rap on the knuckles for that (lit, fig)dafür hat er eins auf die Finger bekommen (inf); to take the rap (inf)die Schuld zugeschoben kriegen (inf); to take the rap for somebody (inf)für jdn den Kopf hinhalten (inf); I don’t care a rap (inf)das ist mir piepe (inf); to beat the rap (US inf) → (von der Anklage) freigesprochen werden
vt
tableklopfen auf (+acc); windowklopfen an (+acc); to rap somebody’s knuckles, to rap somebody over the knuckles (lit, fig)jdm auf die Finger klopfen
(= criticize)kritisieren
viklopfen; to rap at or on the door/windowan die Tür/ans Fenster klopfen

rap

2 (Mus)
nRap m
virappen

rap

[ræp]
1. n
a. (noise) → colpetti mpl; (at the door) → bussata
there was a rap at the door → hanno bussato con un colpo secco alla porta
to take the rap (fam) → pagare di persona
b. (Mus) → rap m
2. vt (window) → dare dei colpetti su; (door) → bussare a
to rap sb's knuckles → dare un colpo secco sulle nocche di qn (fig) → dare una tirata d'orecchi a qn
3. vi
a. to rap (at) (see vt) → dare dei colpetti (su), bussare (a)
b. (Am) (fam) (talk) → chiacchierare
rap out vt + adv (order) → dire bruscamente

rap

(rӕp) noun
a quick, brief knock or tap. He heard a rap on the door.
verbpast tense, past participle rapped
to hit or knock quickly and briefly. The teacher rapped the child's fingers with a ruler; He rapped on the table and called for silence.
rap out
to say quickly. He rapped out his orders.
References in classic literature ?
cried the old lady with a rap of her cane as she glanced from the pale young gentleman to the scarlet young lady.
She was growing interested in her occupation of picking out the aria, when there was a second rap at the door.
So a judgmatical rap over the head stiffened the lying impostor for a time, and leaving him a bit of walnut for his supper, to prevent an uproar, and stringing him up atween two saplings, I made free with his finery, and took the part of the bear on myself, in order that the operations might proceed.
First giving a sharp rap of the old iron knocker, he left his passenger and her luggage at the door-step, and departed.
Now upon the second lowering, the boat paddled upon the whale; and as the fish received the darted iron, it gave its customary rap, which happened, in this instance, to be right under poor Pip's seat.
At this moment, voices were heard in the outer apartment, in earnest conversation, and very soon a rap was heard on the door.
It tickles the barkeeper till he can't rest, it makes a charming lark for the young folks, it don't do anybody any harm, it don't cost a rap, and it keeps up the place's reputation for making all comers happy and content.
No, I sha'n't; for when I suggested theft about the watch and got such a rap, I went and examined my room, and the pencil case was missing, but it was only mislaid, and I found it again.
And she hit his hand a smart rap, but reddened and looked pleased, never- theless.
The tea things were brought in, and already had Marianne been disappointed more than once by a rap at a neighbouring door, when a loud one was suddenly heard which could not be mistaken for one at any other house, Elinor felt secure of its announcing Willoughby's approach, and Marianne, starting up, moved towards the door.
there is something singular about you," said he: "you have the air of a little nonnette; quaint, quiet, grave, and simple, as you sit with your hands before you, and your eyes generally bent on the carpet (except, by-the-bye, when they are directed piercingly to my face; as just now, for instance); and when one asks you a question, or makes a remark to which you are obliged to reply, you rap out a round rejoinder, which, if not blunt, is at least brusque.
You shall have a stick and rap on the walls; you shall go upstairs and stamp on the floors, and then you shall hear what it all cost.