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scrag

1. noun The lean meat taken from the neck of an animal, especially mutton. His new cookbook focuses on maximizing small budgets by using cheaper cuts of meat, such as beef cheeks or scrags of mutton.
2. noun, slang The skin of the elbow. I've always hated the way my elbow scrag looks, so I'm getting a tattoo done over it.
3. noun, slang A promiscuous, coarse, or unkempt woman; a slut. Primarily heard in Australia. He called me a scrag after I rejected his advances, so I slapped him right in the face.
4. verb, slang To wring or throttle the neck of someone or some animal. The mugger scragged his victim to drown out her screams.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He wrote: "Bodies that are very lean and scragged cannot be very comely: It is a contrary extreamto corpulency and the parties face always seems to carry lent in it ..."
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Hamilton galloped from the edge of the England 22 but Armitage hunted down the Glasgow lock and scragged him barely a metre short of the try line.
They could and perhaps should have won the game in stoppage time, when first Shane Williams was scragged beneath the posts and then Gordon D'Arcy fumbled a scoring pass 20 metres out.
At the start of the second quarter, home No.9 Dan Robson spotted a gap, but was scragged by a superb last-ditch tackle close to the line.
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But Bignell was scragged short of the line by the visitors' outstanding scrum-half Nicky Griffiths and although Tristan Roberts kicked three penalties and a conversion, it was Griffiths who emerged as the star of the show.
He took a job at a local point-to-point yard to satisfy his craving, rode in points for a while, eventually spent a small fortune on buying and revitalising Scragged Oak Farm in the village of Hucking, and tried to combine training and importing, until he did something uncharacteristically unbusinesslike.
Wales' Alix Popham (centre) is scragged to the ground by Remy Martin, but has asked his family not to tell him negative media reports during the World Cup