Synonyms of rap in English:



  • 1 he stood up and rapped the table she rapped his fingers with a ruler
    hit, strike, bang, thump, knock
    informal whack, thwack, bash, wallop
    literary smite
  • 2 I rapped on the open door of his office
    knock, tap; bang, hammer, batter, pound
  • 3 informal banks are to be rapped for delaying interest rate cuts See rebuke
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  • 1 she gave her son a rap on the shoulder
  • 2 there was a rap at the door
  • Phrases

    rap over the knuckles

    she will get a rap over the knuckles and be finedrebukereprimandreproachreproofadmonishmentadmonitionreprovalremonstrationlectureupbraidingcastigationlambastingcriticismcensure informaltelling-offscoldingdressing-downearfulroastingbawling-outcaningblastrowBritish informalticking offcarpetingrollickingwiggingBritish vulgar slangbollocking datedrating

    take the rap

    informal I don't want him to take the rap for something he didn't do
    [Antonyms] get off scot-free
    be punishedbe blamedtake the blamepaysuffersuffer the consequencespay the priceanswer for something informalbe for itBritish informalcarry the can

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    Synonyms of rap in English:



  • they didn't care a rap about me
    whit, iota, jot, hoot, scrap, bit, fig; one bit, even a little bit, two hoots, the smallest amount, the tiniest bit
    informal damn, tinker's cuss/curse, brass farthing, monkey's
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