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1 any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
2 someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike [syn: scab, strikebreaker, blackleg]
3 a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
4 one who reveals confidential information in return for money [syn: informer, betrayer, squealer, blabber]
5 a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure


1 desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
2 employ scabs or strike breakers in
3 take the place of work of someone on strike [syn: scab, blackleg]
4 give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
5 catch rats, especially with dogs
6 give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag] [also: ratting, ratted]ratting n : to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors) [syn: informing]ratting See rat

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  1. present participle of rat
    Don't go ratting to the police about what happened.

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