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rap

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb knock
INTRANSITIVEcnag verb  c m ushe rapped but there was no answer chnag sí ach ní raibh freagra ar bith annhe rapped on the window chnag sé ar an bhfuinneog, bhuail sé cnag ar an bhfuinneog
TRANSITIVEcnag ar PhrVcnag a bhualadh arshe rapped the door chnag sí ar an doras
2 verb hit sharply TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ucnag verb  c m uhe rapped him in the face thug sé rap san éadan dó, bhuail sé san aghaidh é, chnag sé san aghaidh éshe rapped it with her stick bhuail sí lena maide é, chnag sí lena bata éhe rapped his fork on his glass bhuail sé a fhorc in aghaidh a ghloine
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3 verb criticise TRANSITIVEcáin verb  c m uhe was rapped for resigning cáineadh é as éirí as 4 verb say sharply INTRANSITIVE'Answer me!' he rapped. 'Freagair mé!' a spalp sé.; 'Freagair mé!' ar sé go giorraisc.; 'Freagair mé!' ar sé go borb. 5 verb (US), informal chat INTRANSITIVEbheith ag comhrábheith ag cabaireachtwe sat and rapped about the day shuíomar ag cabaireacht faoin lá 6 verb MUS perform rap music
INTRANSITIVErapáil verbshe heard him rapping chuala sí ag rapáil é
TRANSITIVErapáil verbhe raps the lyrics rapálann sé na focail
noun
7 noun sharp noisecnag masc1  c m uI heard a rap at the door chuala mé cnag ar an doras, chuala mé duine ag bualadh ar an doras, chuala mé rap á bhualadh ar an doras 8 noun sharp blowbuille masc4  c m uhe got a rap on the head fuair sé buille sa cheann, buaileadh smitín sa cheann air 9 noun reprimandshe got a rap for being rude tugadh amach di de bhrí go raibh sí drochmhúinte 10 noun POLICE, US), informal criminal chargethey hung the rap on him chuir siad an milleán air siúdshe was banged up for a murder rap cuireadh sa phríosún í as dúnmharú 11 noun (US), informal reputationcáil fem2  c m uclú masc4  c m uteist fem2  c m uainm masc4  c m uhe has a bad rap tá droch-cháil air, tá drochtheist air, tá droch-ainm aige 12 (also rap music) noun MUS style of musicceol raprapcheol 13 noun MUS piece of musicrap masc  c m uhe composed a rap chum sé rap, chum sé píosa ceol rap
phrases

a bum rap

(US), informal 1 unjust chargeéagóirthis is a bum rap éagóir é seo, tá sé seo éagórach 2 bad namethe company got a bum rap cuireadh míchlú ar an gcomhlacht

to beat the rap

POLICE, US), informalpionós a sheachainthe stood trial but beat the rap bhí sé os comhair na cúirte ach d'éirigh leis pionós a sheachaint

to have your knuckles rapped

(also

to get your knuckles rapped

) informalhe had his knuckles rapped for lying tugadh amach dó as bréag a insint, tugadh achasán dó as bréag a insint

to not care a rap

informalshe doesn't care a rap is cuma sa diabhal léi, is cuma léi sa sioc, níl sé ag cur aon mhairg faoin spéir uirthi, is róchuma léihe doesn't care a rap for fashion is cuma sa sioc leis faoin bhfaisean, ní thugann sé aon aird ar an bhfaisean

a rap on the knuckles

(also

a rap over the knuckles

) informalall he got for it was a rap on the knuckles ní bhfuair sé a dhath as ach cniog ar ailt na méar, cniogaide fánach a fuair sé dá bharr

to rap sb on the knuckles

(also

to rap sb over the knuckles

) informaltabhairt amach do dhuinean sodar a bhaint as duine

to take the rap

informalshe escaped while I took the rap d'éalaigh sise agus thit an milleán ormsa, d'éalaigh sise agus cuireadh an locht ormsahe took the rap for the accident cuireadh an milleán airsean as an timpiste