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ra guhd

  • v  treat cruelly
  • v  cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • v  play in ragtime
  • v  harass with persistent criticism or carping
  • v  censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • v  break into lumps before sorting
  • s  being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
    clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's
    a ragged tramp
  • s  worn out from stress or strain
    run ragged
  • s  having an irregular outline
    text set with ragged right margins
    herded the class into a ragged line

  • Into the hospital at Pisco, Peru last month came a tired, ragged Indian woman from the foothills of the Andes.
  • What is the crime this ragged bunch has committed? It is simply that they are Hmong, mostly the children, grandchildren or even great-grandchildren of fighters who in the 1960s .
  • Solemnly the ragged men proclaimed themselves a National Committee of Liberation, assumed the powers of a temporary Government for the freed areas of Yugoslavia.
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  • What Running Has Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
    Last month, I ran a total of 120 kilometers, which included running my personal best on an unexpected half marathon. I spent a lot of time on the road -- just me, some music, the sound of my (sometimes ragged) breathing and most importantly, my thoughts.
    June 12, 2013 - Forbes
  • Cookie doesn't crumble
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Justin "Cookie Clinton is taking a big bite out of his last high school experience.The former Martinsburg standout, the only quarterback listed on the North roster for the North-South Football Classic, may get run a little ragged ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Charleston Gazette
  • Highway 1 north of Ragged Point will be closed early Monday
    Highway 1 to Big Sur will close completely early Monday morning about 23 miles north of Ragged Point, Caltrans has announced. Click to Continue »
    June 7, 2013 - The Cambrian

  • Phil Jackson in USA Today
    On the field of battle, Washington's forces were facing a mighty empire, and the odds against them were overwhelming. The ragged Continental Army lost more battles than it won, suffered waves of desertions, and stood on the brink of disaster many... Laura Bush http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Bush&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF8t0a7p1iJupuT8jG1kPNxE_pbsA Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/19/AR2007021900442.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH3TJSdYk4i-XEoWIOsEAI2Myq3Hw Feb 19, 2007 80004 107877 ragged It was an awkward game tonight," coach Phil Jackson said. "Offensively we were very ragged. Our timing was off and we tried to do too much. A lot of guys tried to do things that we shouldn't have been doing and forced the action. We didn't...
  • Wally Buono in Montreal Gazette
    When you see nine guys in on a tackle,said Buono, "it's got to make you feel good. The intensity and effort were there. The defensive effort was, really, better than their play. They made up for some ragged play with the effort. That...

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