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 for Ratted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rat \Rat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ratted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ratting.]
     1. In English politics, to desert one's party from interested
        motives; to forsake one's associates for one's own
        advantage; in the trades, to work for less wages, or on
        other conditions, than those established by a trades
        union.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Coleridge . . . incurred the reproach of having
              ratted, solely by his inability to follow the
              friends of his early days.            --De Quincey.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To catch or kill rats.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To be an informer (against an associate); to inform (on an
        associate); to squeal; -- used commonly in the phrase to
        rat on.
        [PJC]

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