RAP, v.i. [L. rapio, rapidus, rapid.]To strike with a quick sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.
RAP, v.t. To strike with a quick blow; to knock.with one great peal they rap the door.To rap out, to utter with sudden violence; as, to rap out an oath. [In the popular language of the United States, it is often pronounced rip, to rip out an oath; L. crepo.]
RAP, v.t.1. 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.I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.Rapt into future times the bar begun.2. To snatch or hurry away.And rapt with whirling wheels.Rapt in a chariot drawn by fiery steeds.3. To seize by violence.4. To exchange; to truck. [Low and not used.]To rap and rend, to seize and tear or strip; to fall on and plunder; to snatch by violence. They brought off all they could rap and rend. [See Rend.]
RAP, n. a quick smart blow; as a rap on the knuckles.