rag

Definition (noun): a small piece of cloth or paper

Definition (noun): a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

Definition (noun): music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Definition (noun): newspaper with half-size pages

Definition (noun): a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Definition (verb): treat cruelly

Example: The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Definition (verb): cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Example: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me

Definition (verb): cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Example: It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Definition (verb): play in ragtime

Example: rag that old tune

Definition (verb): harass with persistent criticism or carping

Example: The children teased the new teacher

Definition (verb): harass with persistent criticism or carping

Example: Don’t ride me so hard over my failure

Definition (verb): harass with persistent criticism or carping

Example: His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Definition (verb): censure severely or angrily

Example: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger’s car

Definition (verb): censure severely or angrily

Example: The deputy ragged the Prime Minister

Definition (verb): censure severely or angrily

Example: The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Definition (verb): break into lumps before sorting

Example: rag ore

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