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Verb: rape  reyp
  1. Force (someone) to have sex against their will
    "The woman was raped on her way home at night";
    - ravish, violate, assault, dishonor [US], dishonour [Brit, Cdn], outrage
     
  2. Destroy and strip of its possession
    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country";
    - spoil, despoil, violate, plunder
Noun: rape  reyp
  1. Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
    - colza, Brassica napus, canola [N. Amer], oilseed rape
     
  2. The act of despoiling a country in warfare
    - rapine
     
  3. The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
    - violation, assault, ravishment

Derived forms: raped, raping, rapes

Type of: abuse, assail, assault, attack, destroy, mustard, pillage, pillaging, plundering, ruin, set on, sex crime, sex offence [Brit, Cdn], sex offense [US], sexual abuse, sexual assault, spifflicate, spiflicate

Part of: Brassica, genus Brassica

Encyclopedia: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network