Textual thesaurus for "rag"

(noun) shred, tag, tag end, tatter

a small piece of cloth or paper

(noun) sheet, tabloid

newspaper with half-size pages

(noun) ragtime

music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

(noun) rag week

a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

(verb) call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

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

(verb) ride, rally, razz, bait, twit, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, cod

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) devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

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

(verb) frustrate, crucify, dun, torment, bedevil

treat cruelly

The children tormented the stuttering teacher