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 for rat
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger
           than a mouse
      2: someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike [syn:
         scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat]
      3: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;
         "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum
         out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a
         contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog,
         rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke,
         crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
      4: one who reveals confidential information in return for money
         [syn: informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabber]
      5: a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's
      v 1: desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for
           one's personal advantage
      2: employ scabs or strike breakers in
      3: take the place of work of someone on strike [syn: fink,
         scab, rat, blackleg]
      4: give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
      5: catch rats, especially with dogs
      6: give away information about somebody; "He told on his
         classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce,
         tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit,
         shop, snitch, stag]

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