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[n] (British) a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
[n] a small piece of cloth
[n] newspaper with half-size pages
[n] music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
[n] (British) a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
[v] break into lumps before sorting, as of ore
[v] 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"; "check" is archaic
[v] 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"
[v] play in ragtime, as of a musical piece
[v] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
[v] treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

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