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Strictly British

rabbiting
"To rabbit" means to talk incessantly or gossip idly. It's commonly used among Cockney folk, and is an example of rhyming slang where the actual rhyming word is being omitted; the full phrase is "rabbit and pork".

rally
U.S.: convention.

register
An official record book.

revision
Reviewing work already learned or done, especially to prepare for an examination (NSOED).

rich
Much or too much.

rock cake
A kind of fruitcake. It's supposed to look something like a rock, and even to have a hard surface, but not to resemble a rock quite as closely as Hagrid's version seems to.

row (noun or verb)
As a noun, can refer to any loud noise or commotion, but when referring to something people do means a very heated quarrel; the verb sense means "quarrel, argue". (NSOED). It's worth mentioning that "row" used in these senses rhymes with "cow", not with "low".

rubbish
Trash, garbage. Also used figuratively to mean "nonsense".

rucksack
U.S.: backpack.

ruddy
A milder, dialectal variation on the swear word, "bloody," ruddy referring to something being red-coloured (like blood). Similar and slightly more polite version of "bloody" or "damned," (from blood, Old English = rudig).

ruff
A disc-like, starched frilly collar, popular in the 16th century (such as worn by Elizabeth I and Shakespeare in typical portraits).

runner, do a
To run away.

runner bean
U.S.: string bean.

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