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verb [T]  /reɪp/ us  
to force someone to have sex when he or she is unwilling Rape also means to damage or destroy something by using it in an unsuitable way: Developers are raping the countryside.
noun [C/U]  /reɪp/ us  
[U] He was convicted of rape.
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