Phrasal Verbs With 'Rat'

Rat on phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Inform authorities about someone's wrongdoings
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: She RATTED ON her neighbours to the police because they were smuggling alcohol from France.
  2. Meaning: Fail to keep a promise
    (Inseparable | British English)
    » Example: He always RATS ON his promises.

Rat out phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Inform the authorities about someone
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: He RATTED me OUT to the police.

Rat through phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Look for something hurriedly
    (Inseparable | Australian English)
    » Example: I RATTED THROUGH the papers on my desk but couldn't find the letter.