run s.o. ragged


run s.o. ragged
run s.o. ragged*
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hacerle a alguien sudar la gota gorda expr.

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  • run someone ragged — informal phrase to make someone feel extremely tired by forcing them to do a lot of work Doctors and nurses were run ragged during the recent flu epidemic. Thesaurus: to make someone work hardsynonym to make someone tiredsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • ragged — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of cloth or clothes) old and torn. 2) wearing ragged clothes. 3) rough or irregular. 4) lacking finish, smoothness, or uniformity. 5) suffering from exhaustion or stress. ● run someone ragged Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • run someone ragged — run (someone) ragged to make someone very tired, usually by making them work too hard. What with party preparations and having to look after the kids all this week, I ve been run ragged …   New idioms dictionary

  • run ragged — run (someone) ragged to make someone very tired, usually by making them work too hard. What with party preparations and having to look after the kids all this week, I ve been run ragged …   New idioms dictionary

  • ragged — [rag′id] adj. [< RAG1 + ED] 1. shabby or torn from wear; tattered [a ragged shirt] 2. dressed in shabby or torn clothes 3. uneven; rough; jagged [a ragged edge] 4. shaggy; …   English World dictionary

  • run someone ragged — ► run someone ragged exhaust someone. Main Entry: ↑ragged …   English terms dictionary

  • run somebody ragged — ˌrun sb ˈragged f6 idiom (informal) to make sb do a lot of work or make a big effort so that they become tired • For 20 minutes the other team ran us ragged. Main entry: ↑raggedidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • ragged — rag|ged [ rægəd ] adjective 1. ) MAINLY LITERARY torn and dirty: a pair of ragged shorts Ragged posters hung on the walls. a ) ragged people are wearing old dirty clothes and look very poor: ragged children playing in the street 2. ) with edges… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run ragged — phrasal : to wear out : exhaust children and housework were running her ragged the word “character,” meaning a person … of eccentricity has been run ragged John McNulty * * * run (someone) ragged informal : to make (som …   Useful english dictionary

  • ragged — UK [ˈræɡɪd] / US [ˈræɡəd] adjective 1) a) mainly literary torn and dirty a pair of ragged shorts Ragged posters hung on the walls. b) wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor ragged children playing in the street 2) with edges that are not …   English dictionary

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English