verb (used with object), raped, rap·ing.
verb (used without object), raped, rap·ing.
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Origin of rape1
usage note for rape
OTHER WORDS FROM raperap·a·ble, rape·a·ble, adjectiverapist, raper, noun
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Definition for rape (2 of 3)
Origin of rape2
Definition for rape (3 of 3)
Origin of rape3
Example sentences from the Web for rape
The father, Jean Paul Kruse, was later charged with rape and sexual abuse.
When it comes to the increasing number of rape allegations leveled at Bill Cosby, the smoke is becoming impenetrable.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dean Todd arranged for me to sit behind a screen and talk about my rape for a group of student leaders and activists.
Another bombshell: There is no statute of limitations on rape in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
It was shocking to find out that the rape by Beebe was actually the last one of the night.
Murder, rape, arson, and a host of other atrocities are often the first evidence of a diseased brain.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
He kept his promise, and then, after much entreaty, gave Helvetius a pinch of the powder—about as much as a rape-seed.Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams
Miss Laura cleaned each cage, and gave each bird some mixed rape and canary seed.Beautiful Joe|Marshall Saunders
In the Eleusinian mysteries the rape of Persephone by Pluto, the winter god, is portrayed.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
The rape of the Sabines is another incident suggesting the same conclusion.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt