Found 633 phrases starting with R:


raise one's handTo volunteer.Rate it:
raise somebody's hacklesMake someone angry.Rate it:
raise someone's hacklesTo anger someone.Rate it:
raise the barTo raise standards or expectations, especially by creating something to a higher standard.Rate it:
raise the curtainBegin or start.Rate it:
raise the flag and see who salutesIt generates, usually as a preliminary step.Rate it:
raise the roofTo cause a commotion, as by boisterous celebrating or loud complaining; to make considerable noise.2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)Jubilant Liberal supporters raised the roof of a Mississauga restaurant after incumbent Albina Guarnieri was swept back into office for her seventh term.Rate it:
raise the roof2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)Rate it:
raise the spectreTo cause concern that something unfortunate might happen.Rate it:
raise the stakesTo increase in significance or risk.Rate it:
raise the stakesTo raise the stakes of a hand of poker.Rate it:
raised by wolvesUncivilized, unmannered.Rate it:
rakeA garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil.Rate it:
rakeA lot, plenty.Rate it:
rakeA set of coupled rail vehicles, normally coaches or wagons.Rate it:
rakeThe direction of slip during fault movement. The rake is measured within the fault plane.Rate it:
rakeThe sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter.Rate it:
rake it inTo make a lot of money.Rate it:
rake offUsed other than as an idiom: rake off.Rate it:
rake offTo remove (something from something) in a sweeping motion.Rate it:
rake overTo discuss something unpleasant from the past.Rate it:
rake over old coalsTo bring back old problems; to dig up old trouble.Rate it:
rake over the coalsTo call to task or to reprimand severely.Rate it:
rake togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficultyRate it:
rake upto collect (leaves etc.) into a pile by using a rakeRate it:
raking in the doughIn the Depression Daze, we had 'Cupee' , 'Whitehouse' and a few 'hot dog'/Coney Island shops to rake in the dough of 'hard-put' citizens of the 1930's:Rate it:
rally aroundrally roundRate it:
rally roundTo unite in order to support a fellow group member.Rate it:
ramp upTo increase rapidly to a new value.Rate it:
ramp upTo be in the process of learning a new ability.Rate it:
ramp upOf a project or operation, to start up.Rate it:
ran as fast as a cheetahTo start running fastRate it:
random numberUsed other than as an idiom: see random, number.Rate it:
random numberA number allotted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).Rate it:
random numberA number selected based on a uniform distribution, typically using a suitable generator (for example, rolling a die).Rate it:
random numberA pseudorandom number.Rate it:
rank and fileordinary membersRate it:
rank and fileThose lacking any particular title or status; those having no station.Rate it:
raring to goExtremely eager or anxious to begin.Rate it:
rat raceAn activity or situation which is congested with participants and which is hectic or tedious, especially in the context of a busy, modern urban lifestyle.Rate it:
rat runA small road that people venture down when they want to sneak off the motorway and take a short cut.Rate it:
rat run/runningA small, usually minor road used by a significant amount of traffic as a short cut or to avoid congestion on more major routes.Rate it:
rat run/runningTo drive through residential streets to avoid congestion on the main roads.Rate it:
rat runningPresent participle of rat run.Rate it:
rattle offTo list or recite quickly.Rate it:
rattle one's cagethe act of irritating instead of contrributing, disturbing acts or interruptions:Rate it:
rattle someone's cageTo demand attention; to nag, nudge, or remind.Rate it:
rattle throughTo do something extremely quickly and perfunctorily.Rate it:
raw dealA situation in which a person is taken advantage of or treated unfairly; a situation in which a person is led to expect something, but receives nothing or much less than expected.Rate it:
ray of lighta path a photon or a group of photons takes through space, visible as a column of lightRate it:

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