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rag
n. a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
rag, ragtime
n. music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
tag end, tatter, tag, shred, rag
n. a small piece of cloth or paper
sheet, rag, tabloid
n. newspaper with half-size pages
rag week, rag
n. a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
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rag
v. break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
have words, chew up, chew out, bawl out, call down, dress down, reproof, take to task, call on the carpet, lambast, lambaste, remonstrate, berate, chide, scold, jaw, reprimand, lecture, trounce, rag, rebuke
v. 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"
rag
v. play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
frustrate, dun, crucify, bedevil, rag, torment
v. treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
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textile, material, cloth, fabric
n. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
story, chronicle, account, history
n. a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
periodical
n. a publication that appears at fixed intervals
excruciate, torment, torture
v. subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
allure, tempt
v. dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
criminate, censure, reprimand
v. rebuke formally
reprove, admonish
v. take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
upbraid, reproach
v. express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
talk, lecture
v. deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
vituperate, rail, revile, vilify
v. spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
condemn
v. appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
condemn
v. compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
heckle
v. challenge aggressively
harangue
v. deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
rabbit on, mouth off, rave, spout, jabber, rant
v. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
explode
v. cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
disk, harrow
v. draw a harrow over (land)
offend, pique
v. cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
chivvy, chivy, beset, harass, provoke, harry, plague, hassle, molest, chevy
v. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
enamor, becharm, enamour, enchant, entrance, bewitch, fascinate, charm, beguile, captivate, catch, trance, capture
v. attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
invite, tempt
v. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
titillate
v. excite pleasurably or erotically; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"
interest
v. excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
hunt
v. search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
demolish, smash, crush
v. humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
ill-treat, ill-use, step, abuse, maltreat, mistreat
v. treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
molest
v. harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
victimise, victimize
v. make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
bait
v. lure, entice, or entrap with bait
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praise
v. express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
rag
Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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