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  1. (in the rolls of a rolling mill) corrugations affording a grip on a piece being roughed.

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How to use ragging in a sentence

  • He was never happier than when bully-ragging the men of his watch, under the plea of efficiency.

    The Dreadnought of the Air | Percy F. Westerman
  • The bully-ragging, long-winded collection letter has no place in self-respecting business.

  • Hypatia won't have the chance of ragging you now—she and Miss Trotter have had a bit of a breeze.

  • But a man may understand ragging and yet be very far from understanding religious ragging.

    The Ball and The Cross | G.K. Chesterton
  • "They're always ragging me—I mean the professional racers and motor men," he avowed, in a burst of resentful confidence.

    From the Car Behind | Eleanor M. Ingram