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rag

noun [C] uk   /ræɡ/ us  

rag noun [C] (CLOTH)

a torn piece of old cloth: I keep these rags for cleaning the car.rags [plural] clothes that are old and torn: an old man dressed in rags. Their clothes were in rags (= torn).

rag noun [C] (NEWSPAPER)

informal a newspaper or magazine that is considered to be of bad quality: He had his picture taken for some local rag.

rag noun [C] (COLLEGE EVENT)

rag noun [C] (MUSIC)

rag

verb [T] uk   /ræɡ/ (-gg-) old-fashioned informal us  
to say things that are funny but a little unkind: They ragged him about his girlfriend.
Translations of “rag”
in Korean 넝마, 걸레…
in Arabic خِرْقة…
in French guenille…
in Turkish toz bezi…
in Italian straccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, 舊布, 破布…
in Russian тряпка…
in Polish szmata, ścierka…
in Spanish trapo…
in Portuguese trapo, farrapo…
in German der Lumpen…
in Catalan drap…
in Japanese ぼろ切れ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, 旧布, 破布…
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