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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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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, inculpation, tap

  2. rap, strike, tapnoun

    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, tapnoun

    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. 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, blame, tap

  6. knock, belt, rap, whack, whangverb

    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, knapverb

    strike sharply

    "rap him on the knuckles"

    knap, knock, pink, chip, cut off, break off, 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, 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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rapnoun

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

  2. rapverb

    strike (suddenly), knock, THWACK, WHACK

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rapnoun

    knock, thump, thwack

  2. rapverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "rap":

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

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  1. John Blofeld:

    If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.

  2. Bob Seger:

    You're not going to hear me do a rap song, you're not going to hear me do a jazz song. We have to be true to our roots, do what we do, and try to do it a little better each time.

  3. Peter Hartley:

    He’d been on dope a lot, he’s got a rap sheet about this thick.

  4. Kendrick Lamar:

    We played a lot of gangsta rap, but we also played a lot of oldies, and I think that mix is part of what inspires my sound, my pops and my mom started playing Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers and all these people, but at the same time, they always had Snoop on right behind it in the same mix.

  5. Coralie Alison:

    There is an epidemic of violence against women, we can't have a national plan to reduce violence against women at the same time as rolling out the red carpet for rap artists with his history.

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