- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (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 chew1 1More example sentences1.2
(rags plural)(tattered clothes) harapos (mpl), andrajos (mpl) 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 countable/numerable (newspaper) [colloquial, pejorative/familiar, peyorativo] periodicucho (masculine) [pejorative/peyorativo]
- 3 (British English/inglés británico) 3.1 countable/numerable (in British universities)(rag week)semana durante la cual se recaudan fondos para obras benéficas 3.2 countable/numerable (prank) (British English/inglés británico) [dated/anticuado], novatada (feminine)More example sentences
- 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.
- 4 countable/numerable [Music/Música] composición (feminine) de ragtimeMore example sentences
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- 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!
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- Some singers astonished the judges with their amazing control over their voice as they got tested in the nuances of musical notes in various ragas.
- His resonant use of the bass string to render the notes of a raga in the lower octave has lent gravity and depth to his recitals.
- A 1948 review by a famous critic states categorically that a good voice is not essential for delineating ragas in the Carnatic mode.
- Their repertoire consists of anything you might have heard during the glory days of Afghan Radio: songs in Persian and Pashto, romantic gazals, sufi songs and ragas.
- I started learning to sing at age 3, singing parts of ragas and short songs for maybe ten minutes each morning.
- When the Forum honoured him, he pointed out that classical musicians were not being innovative and were parroting the same ragas and songs.
- (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial, dated/familiar, anticuado], tomarle el pelo a [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- 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.