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take the rap

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  • take the blame
  • be blamed
  • be punished
  • suffer the consequences
  • pay for something

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to make a noise by striking

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rap out: to speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion

the sound made by a light blow

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words expressive of strong disapproval

a judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person

an exchanging of views

to speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about

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a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

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a gentle blow

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the sound made by a gentle blow

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voluble conversation

genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment

the act of hitting vigorously

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strike sharply

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make light, repeated taps on a surface

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perform rap music

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talk volubly

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References in periodicals archive ?
If Clinton beat the rap, Congress would slink away.
But when it came to his own daughter, Nick "Mr Loophole" Freeman refused to lift a finger to help her beat the rap.
KERRY football star Aodan MacGearailt is set to beat the rap on a hamstring injury and line out for An Ghaeltacht next weekend.
He pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday in downtown Los Angeles and was brimming with optimism that he can beat the rap.
Heaven knows we here at REASON tried to do our civic duty, unpleasant as it was, nearly four years ago - we told President Clinton how he could beat the rap with minimal political fallout.
Yakin beat the rap on an ankle injury to start and proved his worth with the early strike that left Ireland with a mountain to climb.
Nary a peep, though he faced some nasty looks from time to time, even after he beat the rap in court.