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  1. [noun] any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

  2. [noun] someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    Synonyms: scab, strikebreaker, blackleg

  3. [noun] a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
    Synonyms: rotter, dirty dog, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git

  4. [noun] one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    Synonyms: informer, betrayer, squealer, blabber

  5. [noun] a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure

  6. [verb] desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

  7. [verb] employ scabs or strike breakers in

  8. [verb] take the place of work of someone on strike
    Synonyms: scab, blackleg

  9. [verb] give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

  10. [verb] catch rats, especially with dogs

  11. [verb] give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    Synonyms: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag


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