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scrag

(skræg)
1. n. the neck. (Underworld.) The cop grabbed him by the scrag and pushed him along to the squad car.
2. tv. to kill someone or something. (Originally underworld to strangle.) The gang decided that somebody was going to have to scrag the witness.
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Although we all had to play cricket and rugby, I never shone at either, but I remember the star player, Cartwright and his boisterous cohort, scragging smaller boys.
Jenkins was banished for scragging Matt Dawson as the England scrum-half tried to take a quick penalty.
Only Wilkes knows why the 85th-minute scragging of Ashley Ward failed to merit a penalty kick, because nobody else - Brian Little included - could fathom it out.
The chase paid off, with Rhys Williams scragging Simon Mannix from behind to claim a turnover.
Watching fit, attractive people playing anything is usually appealing but seeing these girls scragging one another, getting covered in mud and frequently hurt, is not much of a spectacle for these jaundiced eyes.
Unfortunate to gift England the game-sealing interception try 5 GARETH COOPER Was targeted by England and they had success at scragging the scrum-half.