Definition of ragu
1. rag [ n ] a small piece of clothUsed in print:
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
In deadly earnest , the besiegers methodically stripped away portions of the roof and tossed lighted rags inside , only to have most stamped_out by the women as_soon_as they hit the floor .
(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
Burly leathered men and wrinkled women in drab black rags carried_on in a primitive way , almost unchanged from feudal times .
(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
`` This coat looks_like a rag heap '' .
He knew the house like a blind_man , through his fingers , and he did not like to think_of all the time and rags and polishes he had spent on keeping it up .Synonyms rag tag_end tag tatter shred Related Terms piece_of_cloth pine-tar_rag shred
2. rag [ n ] music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)Synonyms rag ragtime Related Terms dance_music
3. rag [ n ] newspaper with half-size pagesSynonyms rag sheet tabloid Related Terms newspaper
4. rag [ n ] (British) a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charitiesSynonyms rag_week rag Related Terms week rag_day UK
5. rag [ v ] break into lumps before sorting, as of oreSynonyms rag Related Terms break_up mining
6. rag [ v ] censure severely or angrily
Examples: "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car" "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup" "check" is archaic
7. rag [ v ] harass with persistent criticism or carping
Examples: "The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
8. rag [ v ] play in ragtime, as of a musical pieceSynonyms rag Related Terms play music music
9. rag [ v ] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations
Examples: : "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
10. rag [ v ] treat cruelly
Examples: "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
11. rag [ n ] (British) a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)Synonyms rag Related Terms practical_joke UK
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