Definitions of rag:
  • noun:   a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
  • noun:   a small piece of cloth or paper
  • noun:   a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
  • noun:   newspaper with half-size pages
  • noun:   music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
  • verb:   break into lumps before sorting
    Example: "Rag ore"
  • verb:   play in ragtime
    Example: "Rag that old tune"
  • verb:   cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • verb:   treat cruelly
  • verb:   censure severely or angrily
    Example: "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"
  • verb:   harass with persistent criticism or carping

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