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Another word for rat

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Noun
  1. One who betrays

    See also:

    trust

  2. One who gives incriminating information about others

    See also:

    knowledge

    law

  3. A person who has defected

    See also:

    approach

Verb
  1. To abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

      1. To abandon one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
      2. To become an apostate
      3. To give up or renounce one's position or belief.
      1. To abandon a position or association, often to join an opposing group:
      2. To forsake a party or cause, esp. so as to join the opposition
      3. To disown allegiance to one's country and take up residence in another:
      1. To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
      2. To withdraw from, especially in spite of a responsibility or duty; forsake:
      3. To forsake one's duty or post, especially to be absent without leave from the armed forces with no intention of returning.
      1. To become a deserter or an outlaw.
      1. To use evasions or subterfuge; equivocate
      2. To desert a cause, party, etc.; become a renegade; apostatize
      3. To change sides; apostatize.
      1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
      2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
      3. To divert or deflect:
  2. To be treacherous to.

    See also:

    trust

  3. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities

      1. (--- Obs.) To give form to
      2. To impart information to; make aware of something:
      3. To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
      1. To convey one's thoughts in a way other than by spoken words:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
      1. To reveal (something about someone) to another, as through gossiping.
      2. To reveal other people's secrets; tell tales
      3. To talk idly; chatter; gossip
      1. To give a tip to:
      2. To give as a tip:
      3. To cover the tip or tips of (with something)
      1. To inform (on)
      2. (Chiefly US, slang) To betray a trust.
      3. To withhold promised support or participation:
      1. To proclaim or extol something in verse.
      2. (Slang) To give information or evidence against someone.
      3. (Music) To produce the musical sound of:
      1. To be an informer; tattle (on)
      2. To act as an informer:
      3. To steal (something, usually something of little value); pilfer:
      1. (Slang) To turn informer; betray an accomplice or secret.
      2. To give forth a loud shrill cry or sound.
      3. To give sensitive information about someone to a third party; to rat on someone.
      1. (Slang) To act as a stool pigeon.
      2. To put out shoots in the form of a stool
      3. (Botany) To send up shoots or suckers.
    See also:

    knowledge

    law

Another word for rat

Noun
  1. A rodent

      1. Any of numerous small rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae, such as the house mouse, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
      2. Any of various similar or related animals, such as the jumping mouse, the vole, or the jerboa.
      3. (Computers) A handheld, button-activated input device that when rolled along a flat surface directs an indicator to move correspondingly about a computer screen, allowing the operator to move the indicator freely, as to select operations or manipulate text or graphics.
      1. A large aquatic rodent; Ondatra zibethicus.
      2. A large semiaquatic rodent (Ondatra zibethicus) native to North America and naturalized in Eurasia, having a dense brown coat and musk glands under a broad flat tail.
      3. Any of various American rodents (family Cricetidae) living in water and having glossy brown fur, a long tail, webbed hind feet, and a musklike odor
      1. A vile, loathsome person
      2. Animals that prey on farm animals or game or that destroy crops.
      3. Various insects, rodents, or other small animals regarded as pests because destructive, disease-carrying, etc., as flies, lice, rats, or weasels
    See also:

    pest

    rodent

  2. *A deserter or betrayer

    See also:

    deserter

    traitor