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rap - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'rap' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Rap [ n.]
- A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.
- A quick, smart blow; a knock.
- 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.
2 . Rap [ v.]
- To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
- To hasten.
- 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.
- To exchange; to truck.
3 . Rap [ v. i.]
- To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.
4 . Rap [ v. t.]
- To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
- To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

Meaning of 'rap' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . rap [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of hitting vigorously
Example in sentence:
  • he gave the table a whack
Meaning (2):
- a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
Example in sentence:
  • he took the blame for it;
  • it was a bum rap
3 . rap [ v]
Meaning (3):
- make light, repeated taps on a surface
Example in sentence:
  • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
Meaning (4):
- strike sharply
Example in sentence:
  • rap him on the knuckles