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adjective ragged pronunciation in British English /ˈræɡɪd/
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  1. 1
    mainly literary torn and dirty
    a pair of ragged shorts
    Ragged posters hung on the walls.
    1. a.
      wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor
      ragged children playing in the street
  2. 2
    with edges that are not straight or smooth
    the ragged appearance of a bite wound
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  3. 3
    not skilful or organized
    It was a pretty ragged performance from the champions.
  4. 4
    not smooth or regular
    He took a few ragged breaths and began to run again.
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