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tr.v. knapped, knap·ping, knaps
1. To break or chip (stone) with sharp blows, as in shaping flint or obsidian into tools.
2. Chiefly British
a. To strike sharply; rap.
b. To snap at or bite.
[Middle English knappen, probably of imitative origin.]
(Physical Geography) dialect the crest of a hill
[Old English cnæpp top; compare Old Norse knappr knob]
vb, knaps, knapping or knapped
(tr) dialect to hit, hammer, or chip
[C15 (in the sense: to strike with a sharp sound): of imitative origin; compare Dutch knappen to crack]
n. Brit. Dial.
a crest or summit of a small hill.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnæpp top, summit; c. Old Norse knappr knob]
knap- The crest or summit of a hill.
See also related terms for summit.
Past participle: knapped
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|Verb||1.||knap - 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.||knap - break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"|
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"