Thesaurus for rag
- torment, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, annoy, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, tease, razz, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, bemock, beset, break up, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, criticise, criticize, displease, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, harass, harry, hassle, knock, mock, molest, pick apart, plague, play, provoke, spiel
Definition of rag
- (n): a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
- (n): a small piece of cloth or paper
- (n): newspaper with half-size pages
- (n): music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
- (n): a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
- (v): break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
- (v): 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"
- (v): 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"
- (v): play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
- (v): cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
- (v): treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"