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

5 senses of rat

Sense 1
rat -- (any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse)
       => rodent, gnawer -- (relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing)

Sense 2
scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat -- (someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike)
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")

Sense 3
rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git -- (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'")
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 4
informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabber -- (one who reveals confidential information in return for money)
       => informant, source -- (a person who supplies information)

Sense 5
rat -- (a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure)
       => pad -- (a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort)

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

6 senses of rat

Sense 1
rat -- (desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage)
       => defect, desert -- (desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot")

Sense 2
rat -- (employ scabs or strike breakers in)
       => hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

Sense 3
fink, scab, rat, blackleg -- (take the place of work of someone on strike)
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 4
rat -- (give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat)
       => pad, fill out -- (line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra")

Sense 5
rat -- (catch rats, especially with dogs)
       => capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")

Sense 6
denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag -- (give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

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