Synonyms of rap in English

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rap1


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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’

SYNONYMS

rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, admonish, reprove, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, haul over the coals, criticize, censure

tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, let someone have it, bawl out, give someone hell, come down on, blow up, pitch into, lay into, lace into, give someone a caning, slap down, blast, rag, keelhaul

British tick off, have a go at, carpet, monster, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone a rollicking, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, row

North American chew out, ream out

British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking

North American vulgar slang chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass

dated call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

rare reprehend, objurgate

ANTONYMS

praise, compliment, commend


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


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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