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Meaning of “rape” in the English Dictionary

"rape" in British English

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rapeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /reɪp/
B2 to ​force someone to have ​sex when they are ​unwilling, using ​violence or ​threateningbehaviour: She was ​pulled from the ​car and raped. It's ​difficult to ​understand what ​causes a man to rape.

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rapenoun

uk   us   /reɪp/
  • rape noun (SEX CRIME)

B2 [C or U] (an ​example of) the ​crime of ​forcefully having ​sex with someone against ​theirwishes: He had committed several rapes. He was ​convicted of rape.

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  • rape noun (PLANT)

[U] (also oilseed rape, rapeseed) a ​plant with ​yellowflowers from which ​oil and ​animalfood are ​produced
(Definition of rape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rapeverb [T]

 us   /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
noun [C/U]  us   /reɪp/
[U] He was ​convicted of rape.
(Definition of rape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rape”
in Korean 강간하다…
in Arabic يَغتَصِب…
in Malaysian rogol, ragut…
in French viol…
in Russian насиловать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強姦, 強暴…
in Italian stuprare…
in Turkish ırza geçmek, tecavüz etmek…
in Polish zgwałcić…
in Spanish violación…
in Vietnamese sự hiếp dâm, sự cướp đoạt…
in Portuguese estuprar…
in Thai การข่มขืน, การทำลาย…
in German die Vergewaltigung, der Raub…
in Catalan violar…
in Japanese ~を強姦(かん)する, レイプする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强奸, 强暴…
in Indonesian perkosaan, perusakan…
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