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1. rag [ n ] a small piece of cloth

Used 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 pages

Synonyms 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 charities

Synonyms rag_week rag Related Terms week rag_day UK

5. rag [ v ] break into lumps before sorting, as of ore

Synonyms 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

Synonyms rebuke chide scold berate lecture have_words lambast dress_down trounce call_on_the_carpet reproof bawl_out remonstrate reprimand chew_out lambaste chew_up call_down jaw rag check Related Terms criticize chastize tell_off rebuke lecture chiding

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"

Synonyms taunt bait tease tantalize ride razz rally twit cod tantalise rag Related Terms mock jeer kid twitting tease tease tantaliser Tantalus boo

8. rag [ v ] play in ragtime, as of a musical piece

Synonyms 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"

Synonyms bother annoy irritate vex nark gravel get_at nettle devil rile get_to chafe rag Related Terms displease harass antagonize ruffle torment get grate peeve fret chafe botheration mischief annoyance pique tease irritant aggravation annoyance

10. rag [ v ] treat cruelly
Examples: "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Synonyms crucify tantalize bedevil rag dun frustrate torment Related Terms annoy harass tease persecute hamstring madden tormentor frustration harassment badgering

11. rag [ n ] (British) a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Synonyms rag Related Terms practical_joke UK

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