- 1 (piece of cloth) trapo (masculine) like a red rag to a bull [colloquial/familiar] mentioning that to him is like a red rag to a bull mencionarle eso es pincharlo para que se enfurezca to feel like a wet rag [colloquial/familiar] estar* hecho un trapo or un guiñapo [colloquial/familiar] to have the rag on o (British English/inglés británico) be on the rag [slang/argot] tener* la regla or el período to lose one's rag (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] explotar [colloquial/familiar], perder* los estribos chew 1More example sentences
- 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.
- 2 [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] (newspaper) periodicucho (masculine) [pejorative/peyorativo]
- 3(rags plural)(tattered clothes) harapos (masculine plural), andrajos (masculine plural) dressed in rags cubierto de harapos or andrajos, harapiento, andrajoso from rags to riches de la pobreza a la fortuna his was a classic rags-to-riches story el suyo fue el clásico caso del pobre que hace fortunaMore example sentences
- 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)
noun/nombre(British English/inglés británico)
- 1 (in British universities)(rag week)[ semana durante la cual se recaudan fondos para obras benéficas ]
- 2 [dated/anticuado] (prank) novatada (feminine)