1. rat, rodent, gnawer

usage: any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

2. scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat, worker

usage: someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

3. rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git, unpleasant person, disagreeable person

usage: 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'"

4. informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabber, informant, source

usage: one who reveals confidential information in return for money

5. rat, pad

usage: a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure


1. rat, defect, desert

usage: desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

2. rat, hire, engage, employ

usage: employ scabs or strike breakers in

3. fink, scab, rat, blackleg, work, do work

usage: take the place of work of someone on strike

4. rat, pad, fill out

usage: give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

5. rat, capture, catch

usage: catch rats, especially with dogs

6. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag, inform

usage: give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

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