"raps" in the noun sense
1. blame, rap
a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
"he took the blame for it"
"it was a bum rap"
2. rap, strike, tap
a gentle blow
3. pat, rap, tap
the sound made by a gentle blow
5. rap, rap music, hip-hop
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
6. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang
the act of hitting vigorously
"he gave the table a whack"
"raps" in the verb sense
1. rap, knap
"rap him on the knuckles"
2. tap, rap, knock, pink
make light, repeated taps on a surface
"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
perform rap music
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