[ US /ˈɹæɡəd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. worn out from stress or strain
    run ragged
  2. being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
    a ragged tramp
    clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's
  3. having an irregular outline
    text set with ragged right margins
    herded the class into a ragged line
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How To Use ragged In A Sentence

  • He came back hours later clothes ragged, an excited look on his face.
  • The pacing was uneven, and the early second act dragged.
  • I even dragged my acrophobic mother up mountains in the Auvergne, only to leave her quivering halfway up while I persevered alone to the top.
  • He bragged that he had passed the exam easily.
  • His foot slipped and he grasped at a piece of jutting tile and dragged himself back to safety.
  • As we got closer, a face so old and cragged with such deep wrinkles they looked like sun-baked crevasses formed by thousand of years of standing in the wind and rain. Guanajuato restaurants
  • The grass looked like an old worn carpet, faded and ragged; the horizon was pressing against the cliff.
  • No sooner had he his feet under the table, though, than he was being ballyragged at county board meetings by suits who knew better than he who should be playing.
  • PERRY: There's no question about it, parents who are comfortable with a child who gets a C or D, parents who are comfortable dropping their child off at a school that they no is ragged -- they have watched that school undereducate a generation or two -- parents who are willing to go down and fuss and fight when their child doesn't play on the basketball team, but are unwilling to go down and fight the same way when that child is not being served in -- in the classroom. CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2009
  • He wore a ragged grey beard. Times, Sunday Times
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