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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rat  \Rat\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ratted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  In  English  politics,  to  desert  one's  party  from  interested 
  motives;  to  forsake  one's  associates  for  one's  own 
  advantage;  in  the  trades,  to  work  for  less  wages,  or  on 
  other  conditions,  than  those  established  by  a  trades 
  Coleridge  .  .  .  incurred  the  reproach  of  having 
  ratted,  solely  by  his  inability  to  follow  the 
  friends  of  his  early  days.  --De  Quincey. 
  2.  To  catch  or  kill  rats. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ratting  \Rat"ting\,  n. 
  1.  The  conduct  or  practices  of  one  who  rats.  See  {Rat},  v. 
  i.,  1.  --Sydney  Smith. 
  2.  The  low  sport  of  setting  a  dog  upon  rats  confined  in  a  pit 
  to  see  how  many  he  will  kill  in  a  given  time. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  to  furnish  incriminating  evidence  to  an  officer  of  the  law 
  (usually  in  return  for  favors)  [syn:  {informing}] 

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