ratting :

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  • n  to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
  • v  desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
  • v  employ scabs or strike breakers in
  • v  take the place of work of someone on strike
  • v  give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
  • v  catch rats, especially with dogs
  • v  give away information about somebody

  • Each was accused of the gravest crimes under military lawaiding the enemy and ratting on their brothers-in-arms.
  • In the pow drama The Purple Heart, American airmen are tortured and executed for not ratting their pals.
  • Q: It seems that students sometimes show a resistance to 'ratting' each other out.
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