verb (used with object), rapped, rap·ping.
verb (used without object), rapped, rap·ping.
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Idioms for rap
Origin of rap1
Definition for rap (2 of 3)
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Definition for rap (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rapped or rapt, rap·ping.Archaic.
Origin of rap3
Example sentences from the Web for rap
Now, just as avid an art collector, Jay Z spoke about the meeting of cultural worlds (and rapped about them) in “Picasso Baby”.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As more rappers caught onto the trend, and rapped about it, the dance shifted to the mainstream.
The one good thing Christie delivered was the section on bipartisanship, where he sort of rapped the knuckles of his own party.More Thougts on Last Night: The Cuomo-Christie Comparison Is Meaningless|Michael Tomasky|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur—they all rapped about Glock, as have countless imitators.
I held up my precious book before him; I rapped the open page impressively with my forefinger.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
Judge Ledue took the chair, looked around for something to use as a gavel, and rapped sharply with a paperweight.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
Without stopping to see who had rapped, she immediately ran from the room, and he heard the opening and closing of the door.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
He rapped gently on the panelled partition which separated their staterooms.The Root of Evil|Thomas Dixon
"Young man," said the General, as he rapped with his cane on the desk.In Our Town|William Allen White
British Dictionary definitions for rap (1 of 3)
verb raps, rapping or rapped
- a fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental track
- (as modifier)rap music
Derived forms of raprapping, noun
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rap (2 of 3)
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rap (3 of 3)
Cultural definitions for rap
A form of pop music characterized by spoken or chanted rhymed lyrics, with a syncopated, repetitive accompaniment. Rap music originated in the second half of the twentieth century in black urban communities. (See also hip-hop.)
Idioms and Phrases with rap
In addition to the idiom beginning with rap
- rap someone's knuckles
- beat the rap
- bum rap
- not give a damn (rap)
- take the rap