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  1. rapnoun

    To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.

    The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler.


  2. rapnoun

    To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.

    You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rap

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blame, rapnoun

    a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

    "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"

    whack, knock, incrimination, hip-hop, strike, rap music, pat, belt, blame, whang, rap, inculpation, tap

  2. rap, strike, tapnoun

    a gentle blow

    dab, ten-strike, bang, strike, water tap, smasher, rap, tap, belt, spigot, knock, work stoppage, hydrant, pat, whang, blame, hit, whack, rap music, hip-hop, water faucet, wiretap, smash

  3. pat, rap, tapnoun

    the sound made by a gentle blow

    strike, wiretap, rap, tap, belt, spigot, knock, water faucet, hydrant, pat, blame, whang, whack, rap music, hip-hop, dab, water tap

  4. rapnoun

    voluble conversation

    knock, hip-hop, strike, rap music, pat, belt, whack, whang, blame, tap

  5. rap, rap music, hip-hopnoun

    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

    knock, hip-hop, strike, rap music, pat, belt, whack, whang, rap, blame, tap

  6. knock, belt, rap, whack, whangverb

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

    bang, strike, swath, roast, rap, tap, belt, knock, belted ammunition, pat, belt ammunition, blame, whang, whack, rap music, knocking, bash, hip-hop, smash

  7. rap, knapverb

    strike sharply

    "rap him on the knuckles"

    knap, knock, pink, chip, cut off, break off, rap, tap

  8. tap, rap, knock, pinkverb

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

    criticise, pick apart, solicit, bump, exploit, wiretap, tip, rap, tap, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, ping, knap, criticize, strike hard

  9. rapverb

    perform rap music

    knap, pink, knock, tap

  10. rapverb

    talk volubly

    knap, pink, knock, tap

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rapnoun

    knock, stroke, pat, thump, thwack, small blow

  2. rapverb

    strike (suddenly), knock, THWACK, WHACK

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rapnoun

    knock, thump, thwack

  2. rapverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rap":

    hbp, pcr, rapper, eor, apb, pip, eap, pa, paaaf, dap, par, raps, app

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How to use RAP in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys, it allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.

  2. Organizer Felecia Outsey:

    We're motivating everybody to overcome violence through expression, let's rap about life. Let's rap about love. Let's rap about hope. Let's rap about your pains and what you need, and let's get you an audience.

  3. Orenthal James Simpson:

    It wasn't any heavy sit-down rap about don't get in trouble. It was just about ability, man, orenthal James Simpson'd say,' You got so much ability.' And I really wanted to be a professional baseball or football player. The point that came through to me was : hey man, Willie was from Alabama where he had nothing. And he told me,' Just your ability can get you over. You got the ability. Don't screw it up, man.'.

  4. Anusorn Unno:

    I have seen a lot of changes in the youths over the past year, like with the rap song and the hashtag, which indicate how much they value their rights and liberties, when the polls roll around, the young and especially the new voters will turn up in high numbers.

  5. Amar Bakshi:

    We have people making a rap album in 15 countries, now being produced out of Milwaukee, and kids in Mexico City have regular classes with kids in Burma.

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