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1 rap

A reproach for some lapse or misdeed:
— It was a bum rap.

synonym: blame.

Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality.    triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

2 rap

A gentle blow.

synonyms: strike, tap.

3 rap

The sound made by a gentle blow.

synonyms: pat, tap.

Dutch: pat

4 rap

Voluble conversation.

5 rap

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.

synonyms: hip-hop, rap music.

Dutch: rap

6 rap

The act of hitting vigorously.

synonyms: belt, knock, whack, whang.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Polish: puknięcie, stuknięcie


1 rap

Strike sharply:
— Rap him on the knuckles.

synonym: knap.

2 rap

Make light, repeated taps on a surface.

synonyms: knock, pink, tap.

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Dutch: hameren

3 rap

Perform rap music.

4 rap

Talk volubly.

Moby thesaurus: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, admonishment, admonition, adverse criticism, air, airing, analysis, analyze, anathematizing, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, bagatelle, bang, bash ... show more.

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