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Noun rag has 5 senses
  1. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter - a small piece of cloth or paper
    --1 is a kind of piece of cloth, piece of material
    --1 has particulars: pine-tar rag
  2. rag, rag week - a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    --2 is a kind of week, hebdomad
    --2 has parts: rag day
  3. ragtime, rag - music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
    --3 is a kind of dance music, danceroom music, ballroom music
    Derived form: verb rag3
  4. tabloid, rag, sheet - newspaper with half-size pages
    --4 is a kind of newspaper, paper
  5. rag - a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
    --5 is a kind of
    practical joke
Verb rag has 6 senses
  1. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
    --1 is one way to harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil - 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"
    --2 is one way to displease
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to rag Sue
  3. rag - play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
    --3 is one way to
    play, spiel
    Derived form: noun rag3
    Sample sentence:
    They will rag the duet
  4. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride - 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"
    --4 is one way to mock, bemock
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. call on the carpet, 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 - 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"
    --5 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot rag Sue
  6. rag - break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
    --6 is one way to
    break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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