To rap out
Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. {Rape} robbery, {Rapture}, {Raff}, v., {Ramp}, v.] 1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off. [1913 Webster]

And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt The whirring chariot. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

3. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration. [1913 Webster]

I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low] [1913 Webster]

5. To engage in a discussion, converse. [PJC]

6. (ca. 1985) to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by some as a type of music; see {rap music}. [PJC]

{To rap and ren}, {To rap and rend}. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa to hurry and r[ae]na plunder, fr. r[=a]n plunder, E. ran.] To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden. ``[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

{To rap out}, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath. [1913 Webster]

A judge who rapped out a great oath. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To rip out — Rip Rip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ripping}.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, also Sw. repa to ripple flax, D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf. {Raff}, {Ripple} of flax.] 1. To divide or separate the parts of, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat out — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To knock out — Knock Knock (n[o^]k), v. t. 1. To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table. [1913 Webster] When …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To rap and ren — Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To rap and rend — Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rap out — ˌrap ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rap out he/she/it raps out present participle rapping out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • rap out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rap out : present tense I/you/we/they rap out he/she/it raps out present participle rapping out past tense rapped out past participle rapped out literary rap out something to say something loudly and quickly… …   English dictionary

  • To beat out of — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rap out — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion: blurt (out), burst out, cry (out), ejaculate, exclaim. See WORDS. II verb See rap1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Rap — Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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