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Synonyms for rat

rat on something

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smell a rat

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  • suspect something
  • doubt someone
  • distrust someone
  • mistrust someone
  • harbour suspicions about someone or something
  • have your doubts about someone or something

Synonyms for rat

one who betrays

one who gives incriminating information about others

to abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

to be treacherous to

to give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities

Synonyms for rat

someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

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a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

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

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

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employ scabs or strike breakers in

take the place of work of someone on strike

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

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catch rats, especially with dogs

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give away information about somebody

References in classic literature ?
The rats get upon my nerves, Cousin Ribby," said Tabitha.
Now this is what had been happening to Tom Kitten, and it shows how very unwise it is to go up a chimney in a very old house, where a person does not know his way, and where there are enormous rats.
The two rats consulted together for a few minutes and then went away.
Presently the rats came back and set to work to make him into a dumpling.
The rats dropped the rolling-pin, and listened attentively.
After that, there were no more rats for a long time at Tabitha Twitchit's.
One lesson, too, we have learned, if it be allowable to argue a particulari, that the brute beasts which are to the Count's command are yet themselves not amenable to his spiritual power, for look, these rats that would come to his call, just as from his castle top he summon the wolves to your going and to that poor mother's cry, though they come to him, they run pell-mell from the so little dogs of my friend Arthur.
Nothing could be extracted from them on cross-examination except that there might have been rats in the house, though they were not aware of it.
On the second occasion she said it was required by the cook for ridding the lower part of the house of rats.
As for the rats, I left the killing of them to the cook and the other servants, just as I should have left any other part of the domestic business to the cook and the other servants.
The second case occurred in a previously healthy 9-year-old girl who had mucosal contact with a pet rat.
Born the runt in a litter of 13 rats to poor, ignorant, inebriated mother rat Flo, he resorts to eating the tasty paper of book pages that Flo has used to make their nest, tucked away in the back shelves of a Boston bookstore.
The elderly rats who ate blueberries for two months were able to cling to the rods significantly longer than the rats who ate strawberries, spinach, or the rat chow.
In addition to the growing rat problem, the house mice population is also growing.