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 for Rapping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rap \Rap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rapped (r[a^]pt), usually
     written Rapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.] [OE. rapen; akin
     to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan.
     rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush,
     hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize.
     Cf. Rape robbery, Rapture, Raff, v., Ramp, v.]
     1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
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              And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
              The whirring chariot.                 --Chapman.
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              From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund
              Bacon, to Redgrove.                   --Sir H.
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     2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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     3. 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.
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              I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.
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              Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope.
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     4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low]
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     5. To engage in a discussion, converse.
     6. (ca. 1985) to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often
        with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by
        some as a type of music; see rap music.
     To rap and ren, To rap and rend. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa
        to hurry and r[ae]na plunder, fr. r[=a]n plunder, E. ran.]
        To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden.
        "[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne." --Chaucer.
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              All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras.
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     To rap out, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
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              A judge who rapped out a great oath.  --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rap \Rap\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rapped (r[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Rapping.] [Akin to Sw. rappa to strike, rapp stroke,
     Dan. rap, perhaps of imitative origin.]
     To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on
     the door.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "rapping":
     accents, banging, blasting, bursting, chatter,
     colloquial discourse, colloquy, comment, communication, communion,
     conversation, converse, conversing, cracking, crashing, discourse,
     elocution, exchange, exploding, explosive, flapping, gab,
     give-and-take, intercourse, interlocution, knocking, language,
     oral communication, palaver, parole, popping, prattle, slapping,
     slatting, speaking, speech, talk, talking, tapping,
     verbal intercourse, words, yakkety-yak, yakking

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