[ noun ] (clothing) a small piece of cloth
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
In deadly earnest , the besiegers methodically stripped away portions of the roof and tossed lighted rags inside , only to have most stamped_out by the women as_soon_as they hit the floor .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
Burly leathered men and wrinkled women in drab black rags carried_on in a primitive way , almost unchanged from feudal times .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
`` This coat looks_like a rag heap '' .
He knew the house like a blind_man , through his fingers , and he did not like to think_of all the time and rags and polishes he had spent on keeping it up .
[ verb ] censure severely or angrily
"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car" "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup" "check" is archaic
[ verb ] harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
[ verb ] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations
: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"