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noun as in piece of cloth

verb as in tease

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Example Sentences

To refresh them, spray some bike degreaser on the tape or grips and wipe everything down thoroughly with a clean sponge or rag.

At the end, they left with four bottles of cooking oil and a cleaning rag.

From Time

The rags to riches stories that define many players’ entry to elite sport can all too frequently play out in reverse when they leave it.

From Digiday

Use a rag lightly dampened with degreaser followed by a rag dampened with rubbing alcohol to strip any residue left on the surface.

My buff, for example, worked as a neck warmer, face mask, headband and rag — for wiping grease or sunscreen off my hands.

Then Ziegler tosses the buff LaBeouf around like a rag doll.

Plus the notion of the poor little guy surrounded by a rag-tag pack of true believers is an American favorite.

He stuck the barrel of the gun out his window and started wiping it down with a rag.

In 1992, she was spotted by Sassy magazine, and became a model/intern for the fashion rag.

You should be so proud of yourself working for an illegitimate rag like the Daily Beast.

The early pump had rag balls, in keeping with the mechanical ignorance of the time, and suitable to man's power.

The large size of the rag-wheel gave the rapidly revolving chain and balls a great speed.

Strain the mixture through a linen rag several times; adding, at the last operation, two ounces of bear's grease.

Away off the bed, over the bright rag carpet, and past the red fire, safely and swiftly they trotted.

It is a common practice in erecting buildings with a facing of Kentish rag rubble to back up the stonework with bricks.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rag, such as: dishrag, dustcloth, patch, remnant, scrap, and shred.

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