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Main Entry: 1rap
Pronunciation: primarystressrap
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English rappe "a hard blow"
1 : a sharp blow or knock
2 a : a sharp criticism b : a bad reputation that is often not deserved <given a bad rap>
3 a : the blame for or unfavorable consequences of an action <took the rap> b : a criminal charge <a murder rap>

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