Rap meaning

răp
(slang) A talk, conversation, or discussion.
noun
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To criticize or blame.
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To hit sharply and swiftly; strike.

Rapped the table with his fist.

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To utter sharply.

Rap out a complaint.

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To strike a quick light blow.

Rapped on the door.

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A quick light blow or knock.
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A knocking or tapping sound.
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(slang) To discuss something freely and at length.
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To perform as rap music.

Lyrics that were rapped; rapped the chorus of the song.

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The least bit.

I don't give a rap about office politics. I don't care a rap what you do.

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The definition of a rap is a light knock, tapping sound or criticism, or a style of music where lyrics are spoken or chanted with reoccurring musical beats.

An example of a rap is a tapping at the door.

An example of rap is the style of Eminem's music.

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Rap is defined as to hit quickly and sharply, or to speak or chant lyrics to a song with a reoccurring beat.

An example of to rap is to strike a desk with a ruler.

An example of to rap is for Eminem to perform.

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(slang) A negative quality or characteristic associated with a person or an object.
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To perform rap music.
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To strike quickly and sharply; tap.
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(slang) To criticize sharply.
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To knock quickly and sharply.
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To perform rap or a rap.
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(slang) To talk; chat.
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(slang) To talk seriously and frankly with another or others, often in an informal setting.
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A quick, sharp knock; tap.
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(slang) Blame or punishment, as a prison sentence.
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(slang) A talking; chat.
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(slang) A serious, frank talk.
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In the early 18th cent., a counterfeit halfpenny in circulation in Ireland.
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(informal) The least bit.
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To seize.
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To transport with rapture.
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Recognized Air Picture.
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(slang) beat the rap
  • To escape punishment or be acquitted of a charge.
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(slang) take the rap
  • To accept punishment or take the blame for an offense or error.
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rap on the knuckles
  • a mild reprimand or light sentence
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rap out
  • to say or utter sharply
    To rap out an order.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

rap on the knuckles
rap out

Origin of rap

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English rappen possibly of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from rap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition