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Definitions of rap

  1. To strike sharply and quickly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To strike sharply; to utter sharply; as, she rapped out the words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To seize and carry off: to transport out of one's self: to affect with rapture:-pr.p. rapping; pa.p. rapped or rapt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To strike a quick, sharp blow; knock. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To swear, esp. to swear falsely. "It was his constant maxim that he was a pitiful fellow who would stick at a little rapping for his friend."-Fielding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. talk volubly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. perform rap music Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To exchange; to truck. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To transport out of one's self; to snatch or hurry away; to seize by violence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. To seize and bear away, as one's mind or thoughts; to raise to ecstasy or rapture; to snatch by sudden violence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Rapping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. the sound made by a gentle blow Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. (informal) voluble conversation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. voluble conversation Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A quick, smart blow; a knock. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A quick, sharp blow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. A sharp blow: a knock. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To strike with a quick blow: to knock:-pr.p. rapping:-pa.t. and pa.p. rapped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To strike with a quick sharp blow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. A sharp blow or its sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A quick, smart blow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. A quick sharp blow; the noise caused by a blow; a knock. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Familiarly, the smallest coin; a halfpenny; money in general, as, I haven't a rap, I don't care a rap. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. Rapped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for rap

  1. It's rap rap rap for twenty minutes at the door, and in they come, one arter the other, as fast as the sarvants can carry up their names. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  2. But he doesn't care a rap for scenery. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
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