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Rap vs. Rip

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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.’;

Ripnoun

A tear (in paper, etc.).

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.’;

Ripnoun

A type of tide or current.

Rapnoun

(informal) A casual talk

Ripnoun

(Australia) A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.

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Rapnoun

Rap music.

Ripnoun

(slang) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.

Rapnoun

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

Ripnoun

(slang) A hit (dose) of marijuana.

Rapnoun

A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

Ripnoun

A black mark given for substandard schoolwork.

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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.

Ripnoun

(slang) Something unfairly expensive, a rip-off.

Rapnoun

A whit; a jot.

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

Ripnoun

A wicker basket for fish.

Rapverb

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

Ripnoun

A worthless horse; a nag.

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Rapverb

To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

Ripnoun

An immoral man; a rake, a scoundrel.

Rapverb

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

Ripverb

(transitive) To divide or separate the parts of (especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric), by cutting or tearing; to tear off or out by violence.

‘to rip a garment; to rip up a floor’;

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.''’;

Ripverb

(intransitive) To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.

‘My shirt ripped when it was caught on a bramble.’;

Rapverb

To talk casually.

Ripverb

(transitive) To get by, or as if by, cutting or tearing.

Rapnoun

A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

Ripverb

To move quickly and destructively.

Rapnoun

A quick, smart blow; a knock.

Ripverb

(woodworking) To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.

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.’;

Ripverb

To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.

Rapnoun

conversation; also, rapping.

Ripverb

To take a "hit" of marijuana.

Rapnoun

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

Ripverb

(slang) To fart.

Rapverb

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

Ripverb

To mock or criticize (someone or something). (often used with on)

Rapverb

To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

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

Ripverb

To steal; to rip off.

Rapverb

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

Ripverb

To move or act fast, to rush headlong.

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.’;

Ripverb

(archaic) To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; usually with up.

Rapverb

To hasten.

Ripverb

To surf extremely well.

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.’;

Ripnoun

A wicker fish basket.

Rapverb

To exchange; to truck.

Ripnoun

A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.

Rapverb

To engage in a discussion, converse.

Ripnoun

A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.

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.’;

Ripnoun

A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.

Rapnoun

a reproach for some lapse or misdeed;

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

Ripverb

To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; - commonly used with up, open, off.

Rapnoun

a gentle blow

Ripverb

To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.

‘He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.’;

Rapnoun

the sound made by a gentle blow

Ripverb

To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; - usually with up.

‘They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion.’; ‘For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely.’;

Rapnoun

voluble conversation

Ripverb

To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.

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

Ripnoun

a dissolute man in fashionable society

Rapnoun

the act of hitting vigorously;

‘he gave the table a whack’;

Ripnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

‘there was a rip in his pants’; ‘she had snags in her stockings’;

Rapverb

strike sharply;

‘rap him on the knuckles’;

Ripnoun

a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

Rapverb

make light, repeated taps on a surface;

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

Ripnoun

the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;

‘he gave the envelope a vigorous rip’;

Rapverb

perform rap music

Ripverb

tear or be torn violently;

‘The curtain ripped from top to bottom’; ‘pull the cooked chicken into strips’;

Rapverb

talk volubly

Ripverb

move precipitously or violently;

‘The tornado ripped along the coast’;

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’;

Ripverb

cut (wood) along the grain

Rapverb

strike (something) several times against a hard surface

‘she rapped her stick on the floor’;

Ripverb

criticize or abuse strongly and violently;

‘The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly’;

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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