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- simple past tense and past participle of
- Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken.
- a ragged coat
- a ragged sail
- Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.
- ragged rocks
- Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
- Wearing tattered clothes.
- a ragged fellow
- Rough; shaggy; rugged.
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2012 May 19, Paul fletcher, “Blackpool 1-2 West Ham”, BBC Sport:
- Allardyce's side had led at the break through a Carlton Cole strike but after Thomas Ince - son of former Hammers midfielder Paul - levelled shortly after the restart, the match became increasingly stretched and ragged.
- (music) performed in a syncopated manner, especially in ragtime.