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English verb: knap

1. knap (contact) strike sharply

SamplesRap him on the knuckles.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)strike

Narrower (hyponym)knock

2. knap (contact) break a small piece off from

SamplesChip the glass.
Chip a tooth.

Synonymsbreak off, chip, cut off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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