[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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annoy, bait, bawl out, bedevil, berate, bother, chafe, chew out, chew up, chide, cod, crucify, devil, dress down, dun, frustrate, get at, get to, gravel, have words, irritate, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, nark, nettle, rag week, ragtime, rally, razz,