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noun     rape pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the crime of forcing someone to have sex by using violence

    She accused him of rape.

    He was arrested and charged with attempted rape.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to rape

      a center that offers support for rape victims

  2. 2
    [singular] mainly journalism harm or destruction caused by using a place, especially an area of land, in an inappropriate way

    the rape of the rain forests

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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