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verb rap pronunciation in American English /ræp/
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present tense
present participlerapping
past tenserapped
past participlerapped
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit something hard and quickly

    He rapped the table loudly to get their attention.

    Cally rapped sharply on the window.

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  2. 3
    [transitive] mainly journalism to criticize someone

    I’m neither defending nor rapping the president.

  3. 4
    [intransitive] informal old-fashioned to have a long informal conversation with friends

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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