rap2 past tense and past participle rapped, present participle rapping
to hit or knock something quickly several times [↪ tap]:
hit[intransitive and transitive]
She rapped the table with her pen.
Angrily she rapped on his window.
to say the words of a rap song
to criticize someone angrily - used especially in news reports [= slam]:
a film rapped by critics for its excessive violence
to say something loudly, suddenly, and in a way that sounds angry:
sayalso rap out [transitive]
'Come on,' he rapped impatiently.
5 also rap somebody's knuckles
to punish or criticize someone for something, but not very severely:
He had his knuckles rapped sharply for meddling in foreign policy.
to punish a child by hitting them on the back of their hand