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rat (on)

verb

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1 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities
  • how much—or how little—did the fuzz have to pay you to rat on us?

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2 to leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another
  • many party operatives ratted on the senator's candidacy once her poll numbers started to slip

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“Rat (on).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rat%20%28on%29. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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