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Knock vs. Rap

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  • Knock (noun)

    An rapping sound, as from an impact of a object against wood.

    "I heard a knock on my door."

  • Knock (noun)

    A sharp impact.

    "He took a knock on the head."

  • Knock (noun)

    Criticism.

  • Knock (noun)

    Preignition, a type of spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition; also, the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.

  • Knock (noun)

    A batsman's innings.

    "He played a slow but sure knock of 35."

  • Knock (verb)

    To strike for rap upon, as a door.

  • Knock (verb)

    To undervalue.

    "Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it."

  • Knock (verb)

    To kick a ball towards another pass.

  • Knock (verb)

    To move to admiration or applause.

  • Knock (verb)

    To bump or impact.

    "I knocked against the table and bruised my leg."

    "I accidentally knocked my drink off the bar."

  • Knock (verb)

    To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.

    "Knock on the door and find out if they’re home."

  • Rap (noun)

    A sharp blow with something hard.

    "The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler."

  • Rap (noun)

    Blame (for something), whether or not it results in a conviction.

    "You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap."

  • Rap (noun)

    A casual talk

  • Rap (noun)

    Rap music.

  • Rap (noun)

    A song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music.

  • Rap (noun)

    A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

  • Rap (noun)

    Any of the trifling value.

  • Rap (noun)

    A whit; a jot.

    "I don't care a rap."

    "That's not worth a rap."

  • Rap (verb)

    To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.

  • Rap (verb)

    To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

  • Rap (verb)

    To free (a pattern) in a mould by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

  • Rap (verb)

    To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.

    "He started to rap after listening to the Beastie Boys"

    "He rapped a song to his girlfriend.''"

  • Rap (verb)

    To talk casually.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Knock (verb)

    To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.

  • Knock (verb)

    To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.

  • Knock (verb)

    To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.

  • Knock

    To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.

  • Knock

    To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.

  • Knock

    To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.

  • Knock

    To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.

  • Knock (noun)

    A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.

  • Knock (noun)

    A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.

  • Rap (noun)

    A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

  • Rap (noun)

    A quick, smart blow; a knock.

  • Rap (noun)

    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.

  • Rap (noun)

    conversation; also, rapping.

  • Rap (noun)

    a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments; rap music.

  • Rap (verb)

    To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

  • Rap

    To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

  • Rap

    To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

  • Rap

    To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.

  • Rap

    To hasten.

  • Rap

    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.

  • Rap

    To exchange; to truck.

  • Rap

    To engage in a discussion, converse.

  • Rap

    to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by some as a type of music; see rap music.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Knock (noun)

    the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing);

    "the knocking grew louder"

  • Knock (noun)

    negative criticism

  • Knock (noun)

    a vigorous blow;

    "the sudden knock floored him"

    "he took a bash right in his face"

    "he got a bang on the head"

  • Knock (noun)

    a bad experience;

    "the school of hard knocks"

  • Knock (noun)

    the act of hitting vigorously;

    "he gave the table a whack"

  • Knock (verb)

    deliver a sharp blow or push :

    "He knocked the glass clear across the room"

  • Knock (verb)

    rap with the knuckles;

    "knock on the door"

  • Knock (verb)

    knock against with force or violence;

    "My car bumped into the tree"

  • Knock (verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface;

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  • Knock (verb)

    sound like a car engine that is firing too early;

    "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"

    "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"

  • Knock (verb)

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws;

    "The paper criticized the new movie"

    "Don't knock the food--it's free"

  • Rap (noun)

    a reproach for some lapse or misdeed;

    "he took the blame for it"

    "it was a bum rap"

  • Rap (noun)

    a gentle blow

  • Rap (noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

  • Rap (noun)

    voluble conversation

  • Rap (noun)

    genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged

  • Rap (noun)

    the act of hitting vigorously;

    "he gave the table a whack"

  • Rap (verb)

    strike sharply;

    "rap him on the knuckles"

  • Rap (verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface;

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  • Rap (verb)

    perform rap music

  • Rap (verb)

    talk volubly

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