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rap

verb (HIT)    /ræp/ (-pp-)
[I or T] to hit or say something suddenly and forcefully : She rapped (on) the table to get everyone's attention . The colonel rapped (out) an order to his men.Ways of talkingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain [T] to criticize someone, especially officially : The headline read ' Judge raps police '.Chastising and rebuking
(Definition of rap verb (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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