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verb rap pronunciation in American English /ræp/
Word Forms
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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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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