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  • a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
  • newspaper with half-size pages
  • music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
  • a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
  • a small piece of cloth or paper
  • break into lumps before sorting
    • rag ore
  • 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
  • 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
  • play in ragtime
    • rag that old tune
  • 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
  • treat cruelly
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher
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