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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. [1913 Webster] And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt The whirring chariot. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low] [1913 Webster] 5. To engage in a discussion, converse. [PJC] 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. [PJC] 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. [1913 Webster] All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] To rap out, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath. [1913 Webster] A judge who rapped out a great oath. --Addison. [1913 Webster]