rag on
phrasal to make fun of

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  • rag on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rag on : present tense I/you/we/they rag on he/she/it rags on present participle ragging on past tense ragged on past participle ragged on American informal 1) rag on someone to say things in order to make… …   English dictionary

  • rag on — N. Amer. informal complain about continually. → rag …   English new terms dictionary

  • rag on — …   Useful english dictionary

  • rag on somebody — ˈrag on sb derived (NAmE, informal) to complain to sb about their behaviour, work, etc • My boss is always ragging on me. Main entry: ↑ragderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • rag (on) (someone) — vb American to criticise, denigrate, nag. This usage dates back to the 19th century when ragging was also employed in British slang to mean teasing or provoking. In black American slang from the 1990s rag was often used synonymously with diss …   Contemporary slang

  • rag on someone — AND rake on someone n. to bother someone; to irritate someone; to criticize and humiliate someone. □ I wish you would stop ragging on me. I don’t know why you are so annoyed at me. □ Stop raking on me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the rag — pred. a. Menstruating; of women. [vulgar slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rag — rag1 [ ræg ] noun * 1. ) count a piece of old cloth used for cleaning or wiping something: an oily rag 2. ) rags plural clothes that are old, torn, and dirty: in rags (=wearing rags): The little girl was dressed in rags. 3. ) count INFORMAL a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rag — rag1 [rag] noun 1》 a piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece.     ↘(rags) old or tattered clothes. 2》 (rags) the remnants of something. 3》 informal a low quality newspaper. verb give a decorative effect to by applying paint… …   English new terms dictionary

  • rag — I UK [ræɡ] / US noun Word forms rag : singular rag plural rags * 1) [countable] a piece of old cloth used for cleaning or wiping something an oily rag 2) rags [plural] clothes that are old, torn, and dirty in rags (= wearing rags): The little… …   English dictionary

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