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rap
[ræp]
noun
1. golpe (m) (sharp blow)
  • to give somebody a rap over the knuckles (sentido figurado) echar un rapapolvo or (español de España) un buen regaño or (español de México) un buen reto a alguien (RP)
  • to take the rap for something (familiar) pagar el pato por algo (blame, punishment)
2. rap (m) (music)
verbo transitivo (pt & pp rapped)
3. dar un golpe a (strike)
  • to rap somebody's knuckles, to rap somebody over the knuckles (sentido figurado) echar un rapapolvo or (español de España) un buen regaño or (español de México) un buen reto a alguien (RP)
intransitive verb
4. charlar (chat) (Estados Unidos), platicar (CAm, español de México)
rap [ræp]
noun
1 golpecito (m); golpe (m) seco
there was a rap at the door llamaron (suavemente) a la puerta; to give sb a rap on or over the knuckles dar a algn en los nudillos; echar un rapapolvo a algn
a rap on over the knuckles The remark earned him a rap on the knuckles Britain gave them a diplomatic rap over the knuckles
2 (blame)
to take the rap pagar los platos rotos (informal); to take the rap for sth cargar con la culpa de algo
3 especially (US) (charge) acusación (f)
murder rap acusación (f) de homicidio; to beat the rap (lograr) ser absuelto
4 (Mús) rap (m)
5 especially (US)
to have a rap with sb charlar con algn
Greg was in the kitchen, having a rap with Sara The rap against Conn was that he was far too reckless The rap on this guy is that he doesn't really care He said statisticians gave them a bad rap by "lying with figures'
transitive verb
golpetear; dar un golpecito en
to rap sb's knuckles rap sb on the knuckles dar a algn en los nudillos; echar un rapapolvo a algn
intransitive verb
1 (knock)
to rap at the door llamar a la puerta
2 (US) (chat) charlar
3 (Mús) hacer rap
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