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
informal 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 informal 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 informal 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
    informal

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

    informal

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

    British informal

    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
    informal

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

    answer for something

    informal

    be for it

    British informal

    carry the can

    ANTONYMS

    get off scot-free