Part of speech: verb

To hasten.

Part of speech: verb

To strike sharply and quickly.

Part of speech: noun

A sharp blow or its sound.

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Usage examples "rap":

  1. A rap, and once more she saw the garden. - "The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy", Mabel Henriette Spielmann.
  2. There was a brisk step, a rap, and a young fellow stood in the open door. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.
  3. Look at the match she's making without a rap to bless herself with. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.