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Rap vs. Frap

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Rapnoun

(countable) A sharp blow with something hard.

‘The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler.’;

Frapverb

(nautical) To draw together tightly; to secure by many turns of a lashing.

Rapnoun

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

‘You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap.’;

Frapverb

(transitive) To strike or beat.

Rapnoun

(informal) A casual talk

Frapnoun

(informal) frappuccino

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Rapnoun

Rap music.

Frapverb

To draw together; to bind with a view to secure and strengthen, as a vessel by passing cables around it; to tighten; as a tackle by drawing the lines together.

Rapnoun

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

Frapverb

To brace by drawing together, as the cords of a drum.

Rapnoun

A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

Frapverb

make secure by lashing;

‘frap a sail’;

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Rapnoun

(historical) Any of the tokens that passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value.

Frapverb

take up the slack of;

‘frap a rope’;

Rapnoun

A whit; a jot.

‘I don't care a rap.’; ‘That's not worth a rap.’;

Rapverb

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

Rapverb

To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

Rapverb

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

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Rapverb

(ambitransitive) 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.''’;

Rapverb

To talk casually.

Rapnoun

A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

Rapnoun

A quick, smart blow; a knock.

Rapnoun

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.

‘Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps.’; ‘Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent.’;

Rapnoun

conversation; also, rapping.

Rapnoun

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

Rapverb

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

Rapverb

To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

‘With one great peal they rap the door.’;

Rapverb

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

Rapverb

To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.

‘And through the Greeks and Ilians they raptThe whirring chariot.’; ‘From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove.’;

Rapverb

To hasten.

Rapverb

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.

‘I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.’; ‘Rapt into future times, the bard begun.’;

Rapverb

To exchange; to truck.

Rapverb

To engage in a discussion, converse.

Rapverb

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.

‘All they could rap and rend and pilfer.’; ‘A judge who rapped out a great oath.’;

Rapnoun

a reproach for some lapse or misdeed;

‘he took the blame for it’; ‘it was a bum rap’;

Rapnoun

a gentle blow

Rapnoun

the sound made by a gentle blow

Rapnoun

voluble conversation

Rapnoun

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

Rapnoun

the act of hitting vigorously;

‘he gave the table a whack’;

Rapverb

strike sharply;

‘rap him on the knuckles’;

Rapverb

make light, repeated taps on a surface;

‘he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently’;

Rapverb

perform rap music

Rapverb

talk volubly

Rapverb

strike (a hard surface) with a series of rapid audible blows, especially in order to attract attention

‘he stood up and rapped the table’; ‘she rapped on the window’;

Rapverb

strike (something) several times against a hard surface

‘she rapped her stick on the floor’;

Rapverb

strike sharply with a stick or similar implement

‘she rapped my fingers with a ruler’;

Rapverb

criticize severely

‘certain banks are to be rapped for delaying interest rate cuts’;

Rapverb

say sharply or suddenly

‘the ambassador rapped out an order’;

Rapverb

talk or chat in an easy and familiar manner

‘we could be here all night rapping about spiritualism’;

Rapverb

perform rap music

‘he raps under the name of Mr T’;

Rapnoun

a quick, sharp knock or blow

‘there was a confident rap at the door’;

Rapnoun

a sharp criticism

‘social services were smarting from an Ombudsman's rap’;

Rapnoun

a type of popular music of US black origin in which words are recited rapidly and rhythmically over an instrumental backing

‘rap artists’; ‘the label specializes in rap and modern soul’;

Rapnoun

a piece of rap, or the words themselves

‘the track's a surprisingly lyrical rap’;

Rapnoun

a lengthy or impromptu conversation

‘dropping in after work for a rap over a beer’;

Rapnoun

a criminal charge, especially of a specified kind

‘he's just been acquitted on a murder rap’;

Rapnoun

a person's reputation, typically a bad one

‘why should drag queens get a bad rap?’;

Rapnoun

the smallest amount (used for emphasis)

‘he doesn't care a rap whether it's true or not’;

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