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 for ratting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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              Coleridge . . . incurred the reproach of having
              ratted, solely by his inability to follow the
              friends of his early days.            --De Quincey.
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     2. To catch or kill rats.
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     2. To be an informer (against an associate); to inform (on an
        associate); to squeal; -- used commonly in the phrase to
        rat on.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ratting \Rat"ting\ (r[a^]t"t[i^]ng), n.
     1. The conduct or practices of one who rats. See Rat, v.
        i., 1. --Sydney Smith.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law
           (usually in return for favors) [syn: informing,

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