rat|ten


rat|ten
rat|ten «RAT uhn», transitive verb.
1. to damage or destroy (work, tools, machinery).
2. to frighten or coerce an employer or workman.
–v.i.
to practice rattening.
[perhaps related to rat (because of the rodent's frequent destructive habits)]
rat´ten|er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • rat´ten|er — rat|ten «RAT uhn», transitive verb. 1. to damage or destroy (work, tools, machinery). 2. to frighten or coerce an employer or workman. –v.i. to practice rattening. ╂[perhaps related to rat (because of the rodent s frequent destructive habits)]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rat — acroc·e·rat·i·dae; ap·pa·rat; bac·ca·rat; be·rat; bo·rat·ed; bun·des·rat; ce·rat·ed; ce·rat·o·dus; cir·rat·u·lid; cir·rat·u·lus; cor·po·rat·ism; cor·po·rat·ist; cu·rat·age; cu·rat·ess; cu·rat·ic; de·rat; de·rat·i·za·tion; elab·o·rat·er;… …   English syllables

  • ten — af·ten; aglis·ten; an·ten·nal; an·ten·nar·ia; an·ten·na·ri·i·dae; an·ten·na·ry; an·ten·na·ta; an·ten·nate; an·ten·ni·fer; an·ten·ni·form; an·ten·nu·la; an·ten·nu·lar; an·ten·nule; ap·pe·ten·cy; ar·ten·kreis; as·tro·pec·ten; at·ten·si·ty;… …   English syllables

  • Rat Skates — (born Lee Kundrat, on May 17, 1961 in Summit, New Jersey) is a filmmaker, writer and musician. He is most widely known from the film Born in the Basement and as the founding member of one of the 1980s pioneering thrash metal group Overkill.Early… …   Wikipedia

  • Rat king (folklore) — Rat kings are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, and excrement. The animals reputedly grow together while joined at the tails. The phenomenon is… …   Wikipedia

  • Rat-baiting — is a blood sport involving the baiting of rats in a pit.HistoryIn 1835, the Parliament of the United Kingdom implemented an Act called the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835, which prohibited the baiting of some animals such as the bull, bear and other… …   Wikipedia

  • rat-bite fever — n either of two febrile human diseases usu. transmitted by the bite of a rat: a) a septicemia marked by irregular relapsing fever, rashes, muscular pain and arthritis, and great weakness and caused by a bacterium of the genus Streptobacillus (S.… …   Medical dictionary

  • rat — [ ra ] n. m. • fin XIIe; p. ê. de l all. ratt , onomat. née du bruit du rat qui grignote, ou dér. roman de radere « ronger » (Guiraud) 1 ♦ Petit mammifère rongeur (muridés) à museau pointu et à très longue queue nue et écailleuse, répandu sur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rat (Mammifère) — Rat Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rat (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Rat » s applique, en français, à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rat (mammifère) — Rat Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rat (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Rat » s applique, en français, à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.