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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blame, rap(noun)

    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, inculpation, tap

  2. rap, strike, tap(noun)

    a gentle blow

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

  3. pat, rap, tap(noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

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

  4. rap(noun)

    voluble conversation

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

  5. rap, rap music, hip-hop(noun)

    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, blame, tap

  6. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

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

  7. rap, knap(verb)

    strike sharply

    "rap him on the knuckles"

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

  8. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

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

  9. rap(verb)

    perform rap music

    knap, pink, knock, tap

  10. rap(verb)

    talk volubly

    knap, pink, knock, tap


  1. rap(noun)

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

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


  2. rap(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rap(n.)

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

  2. rap(v. a.)

    strike (suddenly), knock, THWACK, WHACK

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rap(n)

    knock, thump, thwack

  2. rap(v)


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. Mohammad Javad Akbarein:

    The maddah are copying from rap, rock and dance music.

  2. Julie Montagu:

    … The British are incredibly excited, listen, we’ve had sort of this bad rap as Americans, because of Wallis Simpson. So the British are like, ‘Another American divorcee. Look at what happened the last time.’ The last time King Edward had to abdicate because he wanted to marry the love of his life, and now Harry’s able to marry the love of his life without having to go through any red tape, and he immediately got the queen’s blessing.

  3. Tom Robbins:

    Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.

  4. Mohammad Javad Akbarein:

    In a country where music is outlawed and there is no outlet for young people to expend their energy, you have to have a replacement that is more official and without problems, the maddah are copying from rap, rock and dance music.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Rap beat from the sound of the engine tuk so tuvrum tuvrum tuk so vroom vroom vroom vroom so Tuuuu dum tuu tuu tutu tutu dum. Vanity is an open bird's tail from the included spotlights. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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