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Definition: To rap and rend
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rapped
; 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.
, v., Ramp
1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
The whirring chariot. --Chapman.
From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund
Bacon, to Redgrove. --Sir H.
2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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.
I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.
Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope.
4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low]
5. To engage in a discussion, converse.
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
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.
All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras.
To rap out
, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
A judge who rapped out a great oath. --Addison.
(r[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rent
pr. & vb. n. Rending
.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries.
renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to
push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. r[ae]na to rob,
plunder, Ir. rannaim to divide, share, part, W. rhanu, Armor.
1. To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to
tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock
in blasting; lightning rends an oak.
The dreadful thunder
Doth rend the region. --Shak.
2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
An empire from its old foundations rent. --Dryden.
I will surely rend the kingdom from thee. --1 Kings
To rap and rend
. See under Rap
, v. t., to snatch.
Syn: To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture;