Meaning of RAPE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ reɪp ]
( rapes, raping, raped)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If someone is raped , they are forced to have sex, usually by violence or threats of violence.
A young woman was brutally raped in her own home...
They’d held him down and raped him.
VERB : be V-ed , V n
Rape is the crime of forcing someone to have sex.
Almost ninety per cent of all rapes and violent assaults went unreported.
The rape of an area or of a country is the destruction or spoiling of it. ( LITERARY )
As a result of the rape of the forests, parts of the country are now short of water.
N-SING : the N of n
Rape is a plant with yellow flowers which is grown as a crop. Its seeds are crushed to make cooking oil. ( AM; in BRIT, use oilseed rape )
see also date rape , gang rape , oilseed rape
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006