Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rag

5 senses of rag

Sense 1
rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter -- (a small piece of cloth or paper)
       => piece of cloth, piece of material -- (a separate part consisting of fabric)

Sense 2
rag, rag week -- (a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities)
       => week, hebdomad -- (any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a week")

Sense 3
ragtime, rag -- (music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano))
       => dance music -- (music to dance to)

Sense 4
tabloid, rag, sheet -- (newspaper with half-size pages)
       => newspaper, paper -- (a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast")

Sense 5
rag -- (a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students))
       => practical joke -- (a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rag

6 senses of rag

Sense 1
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate -- (treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher")
       => harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke -- (annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers")

Sense 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")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 3
rag -- (play in ragtime; "rag that old tune")
       => play, spiel -- (replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully")

Sense 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")
       => mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")

Sense 5
call on the carpet, take to task, 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")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Sense 6
rag -- (break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

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