- A small piece of cloth or paper.
- A week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities.
- synonyms: rag week
- Music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano.
- synonyms: ragtime
- Newspaper with half-size pages.
- A boisterous practical joke (especially by college students. )
- Treat cruelly.
- usage: "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
- Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
- usage: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
- Play in ragtime.
- usage: "rag that old tune"
- Harass with persistent criticism or carping.
- usage: "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"
- Censure severely or angrily.
- usage: "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"
- Break into lumps before sorting.
- usage: "rag ore"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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