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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fag  \Fag\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  tire  by  labor;  to  exhaust;  as  he  was  almost  fagged 
  out 
 
  2.  Anything  that  fatigues.  [R.] 
 
  It  is  such  a  fag,  I  came  back  tired  to  death.  --Miss 
  Austen. 
 
  {Brain  fag}.  (Med.)  See  {Cerebropathy}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fag  \Fag\n. 
  A  knot  or  coarse  part  in  cloth.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fag  \Fag\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fagged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fagging}.]  [Cf.  LG  fakk  wearied,  weary,  vaak  slumber, 
  drowsiness,  OFries  fai,  equiv.  to  f[=a]ch  devoted  to  death, 
  OS  f?gi,  OHG.  feigi,  G.  feig,  feige,  cowardly,  Icel.  feigr 
  fated  to  die,  AS  f?ge,  Scot.  faik,  to  fail  stop,  lower  the 
  price;  or  perh.  the  same  word  as  E.  flag  to  droop.] 
  1.  To  become  weary;  to  tire. 
 
  Creighton  withheld  his  force  till  the  Italian  began 
  to  fag.  --G. 
  Mackenzie. 
 
  2.  To  labor  to  wearness;  to  work  hard;  to  drudge. 
 
  Read,  fag,  and  subdue  this  chapter.  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  To  act  as  a  fag,  or  perform  menial  services  or  drudgery, 
  for  another,  as  in  some  English  schools. 
 
  {To  fag  out},  to  become  untwisted  or  frayed,  as  the  end  of  a 
  rope,  or  the  edge  of  canvas. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fag 
  n  1:  a  disparaging  term  for  an  openly  homosexual  man  [syn:  {fagot}, 
  {faggot},  {fairy},  {pansy},  {queer},  {poof},  {poove},  {pouf}] 
  2:  finely  ground  tobacco  wrapped  in  paper;  for  smoking  [syn:  {cigarette}, 
  {cigaret},  {coffin  nail},  {butt}] 
  v  1:  act  as  a  fag  for  older  boys,  in  British  public  schools 
  2:  work  hard;  "She  was  digging  away  at  her  math  homework"  [syn: 
  {labor},  {labour},  {toil},  {travail},  {grind},  {drudge}, 
  {dig},  {moil}] 
  3:  exhaust  or  tire  though  overuse  or  great  strain  or  stress; 
  "We  wore  ourselves  out  on  this  hike"  [syn:  {tire},  {wear 
  upon},  {tire  out},  {wear},  {weary},  {jade},  {wear  out},  {outwear}, 
  {wear  down},  {fag  out},  {fatigue}]  [ant:  {refresh}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FAG 
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