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Dictionary definition for: Rat

1. (n) any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

2. (v) desert one''s party or group of friends, for example, for one''s personal advantage

3. (n) someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

4. (v) employ scabs or strike breakers in

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) take the place of work of someone on strike

7. (n) one who reveals confidential information in return for money

8. (v) give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

9. (n) a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman''s coiffure

10. (v) catch rats, especially with dogs

11. (v) give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

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