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noun rape pronunciation in British English /reɪp/
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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 centre 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 unsuitable way
    the rape of the rain forests


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