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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rap /ˈræp/
 輕敲,拍擊,責罵,無價值的東西(vt.)輕敲,厲聲說出,叱責,搶走

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap n.  A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rapped p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.]  To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap, v. t.
 1. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
    With one great peal they rap the door.   --Prior.
 2. Founding To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap, n. A quick, smart blow; a knock.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rapped usually written Rapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.]
 1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
 And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
 The whirring chariot.   --Chapman.
    From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 2. To hasten. [Obs.]
 3. 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.   --Addison.
    Rapt into future times, the bard begun.   --Pope.
 4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low]
 To rap and ren, To rap and rend.  To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden. “[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne.”
    All they could rap and rend and pilfer.   --Hudibras.
 -- To rap out, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
    A judge who rapped out a great oath.   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap, n.  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.   --Swift.
    Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent.   --Mrs. Alexander.
 Not to care a rap, to care nothing.
 Not worth a rap, worth nothing.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rap
      n 1: a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for
           it"; "it was a bum rap" [syn: blame]
      2: a gentle blow [syn: strike, tap]
      3: the sound made by a gentle blow [syn: pat, tap]
      4: voluble conversation
      5: 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 [syn: rap
         music, hip-hop]
      6: the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
         [syn: knock, belt, whack, whang]
      v 1: strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles" [syn: knap]
      2: make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his
         fingers on the table impatiently" [syn: tap, knock, pink]
      3: perform rap music
      4: talk volubly
      [also: rapping, rapped]