rap: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. rapped, rap•ping,
- to strike, esp. with a quick, smart, or light blow: He rapped the door with his cane.
- to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out a command.
- (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often fol. by out).
- to criticize sharply: Critics could hardly wait to rap the play.
- to arrest, detain, or sentence for a crime.
- to jar (a pattern) loose from a sand mold.
- to knock smartly or lightly, esp. so as to make a noise: to rap on a door.
- to talk or discuss, esp. freely, openly, or volubly; chat.
- to talk rhythmically to the beat of rap music.
- a quick, smart, or light blow: a rap on the knuckles with a ruler.
- the sound produced by such a blow: They heard a loud rap at the door.
- blame or punishment, esp. for a crime.
- a criminal charge: a murder rap.
- response, reception, or judgment: The product has been getting a very bad rap.
- a high-pressure sales rap.
- a talk, conversation, or discussion; chat.
- talk designed to impress, convince, etc.; spiel:a high-pressure sales rap.
- to succeed in evading the penalty for a crime; be acquitted: The defendant calmly insisted that he would beat the rap.
- to take the blame and punishment for a crime committed by another: He took the rap for the burglary.
- the least bit: I don't care a rap.
- a counterfeit halfpenny formerly passed in Ireland.
— rapped rapt, rap•ping.
- to carry off; transport.
- to transport with rapture.
- to seize for oneself; snatch.
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