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- v. To sabotage machinery or tools as part of an industrial dispute, particularly the tools of a workman who went against the union.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive feloniously of the tools used in one's employment (as by breaking or stealing them), for the purpose of annoying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rat.
- To play mischievous tricks upon, as an obnoxious person, for the purpose of coercion or intimidation.
From Provincial English ratten rat, therefore it means, to do mischief like a rat. (Wiktionary)