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English definition of “rape”

rape

verb [T]    /reɪp/
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. rape    /reɪp/ noun [C/U] [U] He was convicted of rape.
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