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rape

verb [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.
Translations of “rape”
in Arabic يَغتَصِب…
in Korean 강간하다…
in Malaysian rogol, ragut…
in French viol…
in Turkish ırza geçmek, tecavüz etmek…
in Italian stuprare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強姦, 強暴…
in Russian насиловать…
in Polish zgwałcić…
in Vietnamese sự hiếp dâm, sự cướp đoạt…
in Spanish violación…
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 Indonesian perkosaan, perusakan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强奸, 强暴…
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