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  1. [noun] a small piece of cloth or paper
    Synonyms: shred, tag, tag end, tatter

  2. [noun] a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    Synonyms: week

  3. [noun] music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
    Synonyms: time

  4. [noun] newspaper with half-size pages
    Synonyms: tabloid, sheet

  5. [noun] a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

  6. [verb] treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
    Synonyms: torment, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate

  7. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: annoy, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

  8. [verb] play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: tease, razz, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride

  10. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: call on the carpet, rebuke, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast

  11. [verb] break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"


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