Hay 5 definiciones de rag en inglés:

rag1

Silabificación: rag

sustantivo

1A piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece, used typically for cleaning things: he wiped his hands on an oily rag a piece of rag
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  • It hadn't taken Lee long to come back with a clean wet cloth before the cold rag was pressed to Kris' scalp.
  • He leaned down to gather clean water in the rag for rinsing, running the cloth over the same areas.
  • Quickly, he ran to grab some rags to clean up, shaking his head - he knew he'd ruined his chance.
Sinónimos
cloth, scrap of cloth
informal schmatte
1.1 (rags) Old or tattered clothes.
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  • In rags she huddled in the corner of her dank cell.
  • You could see the homeless on the streets, in their tattered rags and scraps of what were once new, clean clothes; they were all begging.
  • There's one guy who gets on the tube with an accordion, while his son, in tattered rags, goes up and down the aisles with a Pringles can to collect spare change.
Sinónimos
tatters, torn clothing, old clothes; castoffs, hand-me-downs
1.2 (rags) The remnants of something: she clung to the rags of her self-control
1.3 [with negative] archaic The smallest scrap of cloth or clothing: not a rag of clothing has arrived to us this winter
2 informal A newspaper, typically one regarded as being of low quality: the local rag
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  • Take the business of this newspaper, the rag that backed the rebel faction, and that was closed down for 60 days last month.
  • I'm a health care reporter for our local rag.
  • How did she work as a promising and up-rising journalist at one of the country's most popular tabloid rags?

Origen

Middle English: probably a back-formation from ragged or raggy.

Frases

be on the rag

informal , chiefly North American Be menstruating.
[from rag in the sense 'sanitary napkin']
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  • Now that everyone in the store was informed of the fact that I was on the rag, I made my selection and took it up to the counter.
  • At first he was expecting his client to be some pimple face, tub of lard, that choked a guy who made a fat joke while she was on the rag but seeing this girl he now new better than to think of the typical.
  • He said he didn't want to see some ugly broads moan about being on the rag.

chew the rag

see chew.

in rags

(Of clothes) tattered and torn.
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  • Her fists and claws tore away at his jumpsuit until his shirt was in rags and his bare chest marked with deep cuts and scratches.
  • His clothes were in rags, covered with holes and dirt.
  • He was angry enough anyway, for not only were his clothes in rags, but they had now taken away his dagger.
(Of a person) wearing tattered old clothes.
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  • An old man in rags walks past slowly, looking around.
  • Laborers in rags are squatting in the mud in front of the building.
  • Washington didn't give up when his soldiers were in rags and despair at Valley Forge.

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Hay 5 definiciones de rag en inglés:

rag2

Silabificación: rag

verbo (rags, ragging, ragged /ragd/)

[with object]
1Make fun of (someone) in a loud, boisterous manner.
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  • The lads were ragging me about that, declaring I had lost my touch, he laughed.
  • Hey, I'm not ragging you guys, it's nice to know someone actually reads my stuff…
  • I apologize to Mr. Russell for ragging him but that's what happens when you have a rock garden named after you.
2Rebuke severely.
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  • If any male relative comes to the village after sunset, the women rag him and sometimes beat him up.

sustantivo

[usually as modifier] British Volver al principio  
1A program of stunts, parades, and other entertainments organized by students to raise money for charity: rag week
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  • Police have given permission for the march to take place although refused to let it begin from York Minster because of the University's student rag week.
  • For the past eight decades or so, the Union has been housed in its distinctive premises at the bottom of University Avenue, regularly stormed by rival Strathclyde students on rag days.
  • It made me laugh, even though it had a kind of amateur, student rag week kind of feel to it.
1.1 informal dated A boisterous prank or practical joke.

Origen

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

Verbos con partícula

rag on

informal
1North American informal Complain about or criticize continually.
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  • Any guy who rags on the color of your shoelaces is scary.
  • For example, my wife rags on me semi-constantly for not looking people directly in the eye when I'm introduced.
  • This guy is the meekest of mice, since he rags on a person he supposedly cares about.
2Make fun of; tease constantly.

Hay 5 definiciones de rag en inglés:

rag3

Silabificación: rag

sustantivo

A large, coarse roofing slate.

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'a hard sedimentary rock that can be broken into slabs'): of unknown origin; later associated with rag1.

Hay 5 definiciones de rag en inglés:

rag4

Silabificación: rag

sustantivo

A ragtime composition or tune.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Composed rags were widely published and became extremely popular among white amateur pianists, though it is likely that the black creators of ragtime would have played in a much freer manner than the written music suggests.
  • It is based on traditions of rag music and social protest lyrics.
  • It definitely puts his performances of Scott Joplin's rags in a different light!

Origen

late 19th century: perhaps from ragged; compare with ragtime.