raperape2 ●●○ noun 1 [countable, uncountable]SCCSY the crime of forcing someone to have sex, especially by using violence Police are investigating a series of violent rapes in the town. He was arrested and charged with rape. He always denied that he was guilty of rape. a rape victim the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl He was convicted of attempted rape.► see thesaurus at crime2 [uncountable] (also oilseed rape)HBP a European plant with yellow flowers, grown as animal food and for its oil syn canola American English3 → the rape of something
Examples from the Corpusrape• Only one in 10 rape victims reports the crime to authorities, he noted.• Rape victims receive special counselling and are treated very sensitively.• A woman's sexual history should not be introduced in a rape trial.• a rape victim• Also patron of nurses and rape victims.• Cook, who has previous convictions for robbery, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and to unlawful wounding.• Wilson has been charged with attempted rape.• The Government is considering new laws to counter date rape and to improve the way rape cases are handled.• Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault.• It was not the first time he had been accused of rape.• From the latter, he derived the proposition that intent is the mens rea of rape and to this he added recklessness.• In the United States, there were more than 150,000 reported rapes in 1993.• the rape of the American West• Murders, theft, rape, calumnies, graft - our daily bread.rape victim• Lawyers do not believe that women jurors are necessarily more likely than men to believe the evidence of alleged rape victims.• Also patron of nurses and rape victims.• Genuine rape victims should always be encouraged to come forward, so anonymity is important.• She also works with other rape victims, which is helping to lay her own demons to rest.• After the furore over the schoolgirl rape victim, he risks having a controversial but respectable viewpoint mistaken for insensitivity.• Some rape victims might be lucky enough to encounter an emergency room doctor who will prescribe the drugs.• The emphasis of the research mainly focused on the press reporting of the rape victim.• They serenaded the rape victim inside, cheering a brother on as if it were a football game.