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Definición de “rap” en inglés

rap

noun uk   /ræp/ us  

rap noun (MUSIC)

A2 [U] a type of popular music with a strong rhythm in which the words are spoken, not sung: a rap artist/star

rap noun (PUNISHMENT)

[C or U] mainly US slang a statement accusing someone of a crime, or the punishment that someone is given for a crime: He always said he was jailed on a bum rap (= false accusation). The police caught him, but somehow he managed to beat the rap (= escape punishment). I'm not going to take the rap for you (= be punished for something you did).

rap noun (JUDGMENT)

[C] US slang a judgment or a reaction: The new show got a bum/bad rap (= was severely criticized) in all the papers.

rap noun (HIT)

[C] a sudden short noise, especially one made by hitting a hard surface: There was a series of raps on the window.

rap

verb uk   /ræp/ (-pp-) us  

rap verb (HIT)

[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. [T] to criticize someone, especially officially: The headline read 'Judge raps police'.

rap verb (MUSIC)

[I] to perform rap
(Definition of rap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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