Definition of 'rap'
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He has also turned to rapping. The Sun (2016)I think he wanted her to watch him do the murder so she would have to take the rap as well. The Sun (2016)I've shown my potential not only as a rap artist but also as a writer. The Sun (2016)A source said:'It is outrageous the chiefs get away with it as those lower down the ranks take the rap. The Sun (2016)They understand concepts better by rapping about them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Over the last few years certain rap groups made headline news with their recordings. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)So why do pushy mums get a bad rap? Times, Sunday Times (2009)We were disturbed by a harsh rap on the door. Seminary Boy (2006)What is it about your rap style that makes you stand out from the rest? The Sun (2008)He faces a burglary rap next week. The Sun (2007)An earlier robbery rap was also dropped. The Sun (2011)Yet most of us give our bodies a bad rap. BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)They begin listening to rock or rap music and spending more time alone and with their friends. Divergent Realities: the Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (1994)Around a quarter admit asking friends or relatives to take the rap. The Sun (2008)The volume they get from this sharp rapping of beak against tree is astonishing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An already fractious situation then takes a turn for the worse when they hear a rapping at the door. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Dinosaurs always get a bad rap. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You don't have to be a rap artist to pull off leather joggers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Of course gangsta rap isn't the only reason for the riots. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The writers have dispensed entirely with the usual gangster clichés of rap and hip-hop. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I wanted to be a rap artist. The Sun (2015)Teenage drivers who listen to their favourite rap track behind the wheel are more likely to crash, a study shows. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I do it to really loud rap music, which makes me happy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Caravan rap BLACKPOOL have fined four unnamed players for wrecking a caravan after a night out. The Sun (2008)By the mid-1970s, hundreds of informal rap groups had been organized. Trauma and Recovery (1992)
Trends of 'rap'
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Translations for 'rap'
British English: rap NOUN
Rap is a type of music in which the words are not sung but are spoken in a rapid, rhythmic way.
He performs with a rap group.
British English: rap VERB
music Someone who raps performs rap music.
...the unexpected pleasure of hearing the kids not only rap but even sing.
British English: rap VERB
hit If you rap on something or rap it, you hit it with a series of quick blows.
She turned and rapped on his door.
Definition of rap from the Collins English Dictionary
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