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scrag

 (skrăg)
n.
1. A bony or scrawny person or animal.
2. A piece of lean or bony meat, especially a neck of mutton.
3. Slang The human neck.
tr.v. scragged, scrag·ging, scrags Slang
To wring the neck of; strangle.

[Perhaps from dialectal crag, neck, from Middle English cragge, from Middle Dutch crāghe, throat.]
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scrag

(skræɡ)
n
1. a thin or scrawny person or animal
2. (Cookery) the lean end of a neck of veal or mutton
3. (Anatomy) informal the neck of a human being
vb (tr) , scrags, scragging or scragged
informal to wring the neck of; throttle
[C16: perhaps variant of crag; related to Norwegian skragg, German Kragen collar]
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scrag

(skræg)

n., v. scragged, scrag•ging. n.
1. a lean or scrawny person or animal.
2. the lean end of a neck of veal or mutton.
3. Slang. the neck of a human being.
v.t.
4. Slang. to wring the neck of; hang; garrote.
[1535–45; obscurely akin to crag2]
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scrag


Past participle: scragged
Gerund: scragging

Imperative
scrag
scrag
Present
I scrag
you scrag
he/she/it scrags
we scrag
you scrag
they scrag
Preterite
I scragged
you scragged
he/she/it scragged
we scragged
you scragged
they scragged
Present Continuous
I am scragging
you are scragging
he/she/it is scragging
we are scragging
you are scragging
they are scragging
Present Perfect
I have scragged
you have scragged
he/she/it has scragged
we have scragged
you have scragged
they have scragged
Past Continuous
I was scragging
you were scragging
he/she/it was scragging
we were scragging
you were scragging
they were scragging
Past Perfect
I had scragged
you had scragged
he/she/it had scragged
we had scragged
you had scragged
they had scragged
Future
I will scrag
you will scrag
he/she/it will scrag
we will scrag
you will scrag
they will scrag
Future Perfect
I will have scragged
you will have scragged
he/she/it will have scragged
we will have scragged
you will have scragged
they will have scragged
Future Continuous
I will be scragging
you will be scragging
he/she/it will be scragging
we will be scragging
you will be scragging
they will be scragging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scragging
you have been scragging
he/she/it has been scragging
we have been scragging
you have been scragging
they have been scragging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scragging
you will have been scragging
he/she/it will have been scragging
we will have been scragging
you will have been scragging
they will have been scragging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scragging
you had been scragging
he/she/it had been scragging
we had been scragging
you had been scragging
they had been scragging
Conditional
I would scrag
you would scrag
he/she/it would scrag
we would scrag
you would scrag
they would scrag
Past Conditional
I would have scragged
you would have scragged
he/she/it would have scragged
we would have scragged
you would have scragged
they would have scragged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrag - a person who is unusually thin and scrawnyscrag - a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
spindlelegs, spindleshanks - a thin person with long thin legs
2.scrag - lean end of the neck
neck - a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
cut of mutton - cut of meat from a mature sheep
3.scrag - the lean end of a neck of veal
neck - a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
cut of veal - cut of meat from a calf
Verb1.scrag - strangle with an iron collar; "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"
strangle, strangulate, throttle - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
2.scrag - wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
constrict, compress, contract, compact, press, squeeze - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
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Translations

scrag

[skræg]
A. Npescuezo m
B. VT [+ animal] → torcer el pescuezo a [+ person] → dar una paliza a
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scrag

n (also scrag end)Hals m
vt (sl: = kill) → abmurksen (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
As he said it, Master Bates caught up an end of his neckerchief; and, holding it erect in the air, dropped his head on his shoulder, and jerked a curious sound through his teeth; thereby indicating, by a lively pantomimic representation, that scragging and hanging were one and the same thing.
'everybody knows what sort of a case his was, tho' it's always been my opinion, mind you, that the young 'ooman deserved scragging a precious sight more than he did.
He started by scragging Hadleigh Parkes, while countless other Scarlets players felt the force of Wainwright's tackling.
The tempo accelerated as Wales launched repeated attacks, scragging Farrell as he looked to step his way out of trouble.
"I do my own," she says, nonchalantly - adding that a stylist will sort her blonde locks by "scragging it about a bit" prior to her red carpet arrival.
The Ospreys were under the cosh throughout the first half, struggling for ball but defending superbly, never better than when Bradley Davies saved a try by scragging Jacob Stockdale's jersey and wrapping him up a metre from the line.