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1. rat

noun. ['ˈræt'] any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse.

Synonyms

  • mole rat
  • brown rat
  • bandicoot rat
  • gnawer
  • roof rat
  • rice rat
  • Norway rat
  • Oryzomys palustris
  • Rattus rattus
  • rodent
  • jerboa rat
  • black rat
  • pocket rat

Antonyms

  • deny
  • achromatic
  • please
  • unconcealed

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Rat

  • tit-for-tat
  • inmarsat
  • landsat
  • tvsat
  • prevatte
  • prevatt
  • nonfat
  • mcnatt
  • deslatte
  • combat
  • biernat
  • balyeat
  • splat
  • sadat
  • labatt
  • hnat
  • delatte
  • begat
  • at-bat
  • arnatt
  • stat
  • spat
  • slat
  • slaght
  • scat
  • platte
  • platt
  • klatt
  • glatt
  • flatt

Sentences with rat


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will act as the bridge for the rat to climb up to the edge of the bucket rim.

Quotes about rat


1. Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?"asked Jace."It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath.""As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome,"said Simon."I knew we should have left you a rat.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

3. The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

2. rat

verb. ['ˈræt'] catch rats, especially with dogs.

Synonyms

  • capture

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • employer

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. rat

verb. ['ˈræt'] give away information about somebody.

Synonyms

  • grass
  • shit
  • snitch
  • tell on
  • stag
  • sell out
  • give away
  • shop
  • inform
  • denounce

Antonyms

  • empty
  • studio
  • idle
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. rat

verb. ['ˈræt'] give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat.

Synonyms

  • fill out

Antonyms

  • bore
  • unlock

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. rat

noun. ['ˈræt'] a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure.

Synonyms

  • pad
  • hair style
  • hairdo
  • coiffure
  • coif

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • fold
  • uncover
  • victory

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. rat

verb. ['ˈræt'] take the place of work of someone on strike.

Synonyms

  • do work
  • blackleg
  • work
  • fink

Antonyms

  • repel
  • get off
  • detach
  • unhitch

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. rat

noun. ['ˈræt'] a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible.

Synonyms

  • git
  • lowlife
  • skunk
  • bum
  • puke
  • unpleasant person
  • stinkpot
  • stinker
  • crumb
  • disagreeable person
  • so-and-so
  • rotter
  • scum bag

Antonyms

  • worth
  • buy
  • keep quiet
  • boycott

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. rat

noun. ['ˈræt'] someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.

Synonyms

  • scab
  • blackleg
  • worker

Antonyms

  • sell
  • overstate
  • deceive
  • praise

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. rat

noun. ['ˈræt'] one who reveals confidential information in return for money.

Synonyms

  • source
  • stoolpigeon
  • informant
  • fink
  • canary
  • stoolie
  • nark
  • sneaker
  • copper's nark
  • snitch
  • blabber
  • informer
  • supergrass
  • snitcher
  • sneak
  • grass
  • betrayer
  • squealer

Antonyms

  • work
  • superior
  • keep down
  • natural object

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. rat

verb. ['ˈræt'] employ scabs or strike breakers in.

Synonyms

  • engage
  • employ

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • rush
  • stay

Etymology

  • rat (Middle English (1100-1500))
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