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"ragged" in British English

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raggedadjective

uk   /ˈræɡ.ɪd/ us   /ˈræɡ.ɪd/
(of clothes) torn and not in good condition: The children were wearing dirty, ragged clothes.
(of a person) untidy, dirty, and wearing old, torn clothes: Two ragged children stood outside the station, begging for money.
(especially of an edge) rough and not smooth: The leaves of this plant have ragged edges. The patient's breathing was ragged (= not regular) and uneven. A ragged (= not straight) line of people were waiting at the bus stop.
not performing well, because of not being organized: The team was rather ragged in the first half of the game.
raggedly
adverb uk   /ˈræɡ.ɪd.li/ us   /ˈræɡ.ɪd.li/
The child was breathing raggedly. The band played raggedly.
raggedness
noun [U] uk   /ˈræɡ.ɪd.nəs/ us   /ˈræɡ.ɪd.nəs/
(Definition of ragged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ragged" in American English

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raggedadjective

us   /ˈræɡ·ɪd/
  • ragged adjective (IN BAD CONDITION)

(of clothes) torn and usually in bad condition from too much use, or (of people) wearing clothes in this condition: A group of ragged children appeared, begging for coins.
  • ragged adjective (UNEVEN)

not straight or even: His scalp had a ragged gash.
(Definition of ragged from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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