To abandon or desert; withdraw; fink out: I wouldn't feel you were ratting out
[1941+; fr the rats that desert a sinking ship]
They reluctantly agree to share their stories with Skeeter and recruit other maids to rat out their employers, too.
The landlord's one Arab servant had appeared, like a rat out of a hole, to help the new arrivals with their horses and camels.
Indeed, the next morning at breakfast Sir John Hawkshaw comforted him with the assurance that he "smelt like a rat out of a hole!"
She clambered up; the yelling crowd must be close behind now, for she could hear their words: 'rat out the witch!'
I took the rat out of the trap and fixed for Mr. Mink by setting a second trap about three feet from the first one.
The men may succeed in digging our rat out of his hole and forcing him out into the open all the sooner.
I took one rat out of the bag and put him into the cage with the snake.
Then the trappers would close in and take the rat out of the trap.
Ill pull that rat out of his hole, if I can catch hold of his tail.
Drive you out of camp the same as I would drive a rat out of his hole.