US: /ˈɹæt/
UK: /ɹˈæt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

rat /ræt/
  • danh từ
    • (động vật học) con chuột
    • (chính trị) kẻ phản bội; kẻ phản đảng; kẻ bỏ đảng trong lúc khó khăn
    • công nhân không chịu tham gia đình công, người chiếm chỗ làm của công nhân đình công; người chịu nhận tiền lương ít hơn của công đoàn yêu sách
      • lóng rats!: chuyện vô lý! chuyện lếu láo, chuyện tầm bậy!
    • to give somebody rats
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) chửi bới ai, la mắng ai
    • like a drowned rat
      • (xem) drown
    • like a rat in a hole
      • trong tình trạng bế tắc không lối thoát
    • to smell a rat
      • (xem) smell
  • nội động từ
    • bắt chuột, giết chuột
    • (chính trị) bỏ đảng, bỏ hàng ngũ trong lúc khó khăn
    • (nghĩa bóng) phản bội, bỏ rơi
      • to rat on a pal: phản bạn, bỏ rơi bạn
    • không tham gia đình công
    • ngoại động từ
      • (như) drat

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a small animal with a long tail, that looks like a large mouse, usually considered a PEST (= an animal which is disliked because it destroys food or spreads disease): rat poison + The police are all over town. He's caught, like a rat in a trap.
    2 (informal, disapproving) an unpleasant person, especially one who is not loyal or tricks sb: You mean he just walked out on her after fifteen years? What a rat!
    Idioms see SINK v., SMELL v.
    + verb (-tt-)
    Phrasal Verbs: rat on sb (informal) to tell sb in authority about sth wrong that sb else has done: Where I come from, you don't rat on your friends.
    rat on sth (BrE, informal) to not do sth that you have agreed or promised to do: The government is accused of ratting on its promises to the unemployed.

    Collocation dictionary


    black, brown | laboratory | sewer | water

    RAT + VERB

    scurry, scuttle
    A brown rat scurried across the road.
    | squeak | gnaw
    Rats had gnawed through the wires.
    | carry/spread disease

    RAT + NOUN

    The dog was a useful rat catcher in the warehouse.
    | droppings | poison


    a rat-infested cellar

    Concise English dictionary

    +any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
    +someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    +a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    +one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    +a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure
    +desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
    +employ scabs or strike breakers in
    +take the place of work of someone on strike
    +give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
    +catch rats, especially with dogs
    +give away information about somebody