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Scrag   Listen
verb
Scrag  v. t.  To seize, pull, or twist the neck of; specif., to hang by the neck; to kill by hanging. (Colloq.) "An enthusiastic mob will scrag me to a certainty the day war breaks out."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Scrag" Quotes from Famous Books



... her fists on her hips. The sight daunted them for a moment: but she held up a finger, signing them to keep the news to themselves, and leaned her shoulder against the doorpost with her eyes steady on the back of her husband's scrag neck. His fate was upon him, poor varmint, and on he went, as gleeful as a bird ...
— News from the Duchy • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch



Words linked to "Scrag" :   strangulate, throttle, someone, scrag end, compact, soul, garrotte, mortal, contract, fat person, compress, garrote, scraggy, choke, neck, constrict, spindleshanks, somebody, garotte, person, cut of veal, strangle, press



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