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rape



Pronunciation: (rāp), [key]
n., v., raped, rap•ing.


n.
1. the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3. See statutory rape.
4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
5. Archaic.the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

v.t.
1. to force to have sexual intercourse.
2. to plunder (a place); despoil.
3. to seize, take, or carry off by force.

v.i.
to commit rape.

rape



Pronunciation: (rāp), [key]
n.
a plant, Brassica napus, of the mustard family, whose leaves are used for food for hogs, sheep, etc., and whose seeds yield rape oil.

rape



Pronunciation: (rāp), [key]
n.
the residue of grapes, after the juice has been extracted, used as a filter in making vinegar.

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