- 1. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter, piece of cloth, piece of material
- usage: a small piece of cloth or paper
- 2. rag, rag week, week, hebdomad
- usage: a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
- 3. ragtime, rag, dance music
- usage: music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
- 4. tabloid, rag, sheet, newspaper, paper
- usage: newspaper with half-size pages
- 5. rag, practical joke
- usage: a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
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- 1. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
- usage: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
- 2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, displease
- usage: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
- 3. rag, play, spiel
- usage: play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
- 4. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride, mock, bemock
- usage: harass with persistent criticism or carping; "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"
- 5. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
- usage: censure severely or angrily; "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"
- 6. rag, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
- usage: break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
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