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Definition of "rap" []

  • To hit sharply and swiftly; strike: rapped the table with his fist. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter sharply: rap out a complaint. (verb-transitive)
  • To criticize or blame. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike a quick light blow: rapped on the door. (verb-intransitive)
  • A quick light blow or knock. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rap" in a sentence
  • "*Puts top bak on and raps wif ducktaip, rap rap rap rap*"
  • "Then the _contrabandista_ turned and walked sharply across the cavern-like chamber to overtake his men, and as he disappeared, distant but sharp and echoing _rap, rap, rap_, came the reports of firearms, and Punch looked sharply at his companion."
  • "_Rap, rap, rap_, came now at the door, and a voice with a decided French accent, a voice that sounded familiar to me, said:"