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Definition 1: a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students) - [noun denoting act]

(rag is a kind of ...) a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)

(rag belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: a small piece of cloth or paper - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of rag ) baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip

Definition 3: newspaper with half-size pages - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

"he read his newspaper at breakfast"

Definition 4: music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) music to dance to

Definition 5: a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) any period of seven consecutive days

"it rained for a week"

(rag is a part of ...) a day on which university students hold a rag

(rag belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 6: break into lumps before sorting - [verb of change]

Samples where rag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rag ore

(rag is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(rag belongs to category ...) the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

Definition 7: censure severely or angrily - [verb of communication]

Samples where rag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of rag ) censure severely

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

(... is a kind of rag ) reprimand

"She told the misbehaving student off"

Definition 8: harass with persistent criticism or carping - [verb of communication]

Samples where rag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of rag ) laugh at with contempt and derision

"The crowd jeered at the speaker"

(... is a kind of rag ) be silly or tease one another

"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

Definition 9: play in ragtime - [verb of creation]

Samples where rag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rag that old tune

(rag is a kind of ...) replay (as a melody)

"Play it again, Sam" "She played the third movement very beautifully"

(rag belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

(rag belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 10: treat cruelly - [verb of emotion]

Samples where rag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of rag ) drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves

(... is a kind of rag ) make ineffective or powerless

"The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"

(... is a kind of rag ) annoy persistently

"The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

(... is a kind of rag ) cause to suffer

"Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries"

Definition 11: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations - [verb of emotion]

Samples where rag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Synonyms for rag in the sense of this definition

(rag is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of rag ) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

(... is a kind of rag ) gnaw into; make resentful or angry

"The injustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"

(... is a kind of rag ) cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

(... is a kind of rag ) trouble or vex

"ruffle somebody's composure"

(... is a kind of rag ) cause annoyance in

(... is a kind of rag ) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of rag ) provoke the hostility of

"Don't antagonize your boss"

(rag has a similar meaning as ...) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

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