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rap1 British & World English

Strike (a hard surface) with a series of rapid audible blows, especially in order to attract attention

rap2 British & World English

The smallest amount (used for emphasis)

rap1 English Thesaurus

he stood up and rapped the table

rap2 English Thesaurus

they didn't care a rap about me

bum rap British & World English

A false charge, typically one leading to imprisonment

rap sheet British & World English

A criminal record

beat the rap British & World English

Escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime

take the rap British & World English

Be punished or blamed, especially for something that is not one’s fault

rap someone on the knuckles British & World English

Reprimand or criticize someone

riprap British & World English

Loose stone used to form a foundation for a breakwater or other structure

beat the rap in rap1 British & World English

Escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime

take the rap in rap1 British & World English

Be punished or blamed, especially for something that is not one’s fault

gangsta rap in gangsta British & World English

A type of rap music featuring aggressive macho lyrics, often with reference to gang violence

take the rap in rap1 English Thesaurus

I don't want him to take the rap for something he didn't do

rap over the knuckles in rap1 English Thesaurus

she will get a rap over the knuckles and be fined