Synonyms of rap in English

: rap1rap2

rap1


See definition of rap

verb

1‘he stood up and rapped the table’

SYNONYMS

hit, strike, bang, thump, knock

informal whack, thwack, bash, wallop

literary smite

2‘I rapped on the open door of his office’

SYNONYMS

knock, tap

bang, hammer, batter, pound

3‘banks are to be rapped for delaying interest rate cuts’

See rebuke

noun

1‘she gave her son a rap on the shoulder’

SYNONYMS

blow, hit, knock, bang, crack, thump

informal whack, thwack, bash, wallop

2‘there was a rap at the door’

SYNONYMS

knock, knocking, tap, bang, banging, hammering, battering, pounding, rat-tat


Synonyms of rap in English

: rap1rap2

rap2


See definition of rap

noun

1‘they didn't care a rap about me’

SYNONYMS

whit, iota, jot, hoot, scrap, bit, fig

one bit, even a little bit, two hoots, the smallest amount, the tiniest bit

informal damn, tinker's curse, tinker's cuss, brass farthing, monkey's


Phrases

    rap over the knuckles

      ‘she will get a rap over the knuckles and be fined’

      SYNONYMS

      rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, admonishment, admonition, reproval, remonstration, lecture, upbraiding, castigation, lambasting, criticism, censure

      telling-off, scolding, dressing-down, earful, roasting, bawling-out, caning, blast, row

      British

      ticking off, carpeting, rollicking, wigging

      British vulgar slang

      bollocking

      dated

      rating

    take the rap

      ‘I don't want him to take the rap for something he didn't do’

      SYNONYMS

      be punished, be blamed, take the blame, pay, suffer, suffer the consequences, pay the price

      answer for something

      be for it

      British

      carry the can

      ANTONYMS

      get off scot-free