Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!



Adjective ragged has 3 senses
  1. ragged - being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn; "clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's"; "a ragged tramp"
    unworn (indirect, via worn)
  2. ragged - worn out from stress or strain; "run ragged"
    rested (indirect, via tired)
  3. ragged - having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"
    even (indirect, via uneven)
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
ragbag rage, rage rage muffin raged ragee rages ragged-fringed orchid ragged ragged orchid ragged orchis ragged robin raggedly raggedness raggedy raggerate ragging

Sponsored (shop thru our affiliate link to help maintain this site):

Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus