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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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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
Tempers flared early on when Welsh prop Chris Horsman scragged Perry around the neck but somehow escaped without a yellow card from referee Joel Jutge.
He was brilliantly scragged by the Worcester cover defence but their formation had been breached and Brown was forced offside in front of his posts.
I was basically carrying the ball into contact and got scragged by the jersey and pulled around,'' recalled the 23-year-old.
When the ball shot out of a rapidly retreating defensive scrum, Richard Smith shovelled it on to Iestyn Harris, who was scragged and driven back over his own line by Steve Tandy.
The Dragons had nearly got off to a flyer when Tom Prydie intercepted a pass from Biggar just outside the Ospreys' 22 but the right-wing was scragged by opposition centre Jonathan Spratt.
Rhys Crane scooped up and looked as though he would go 70 metres himself only to be scragged on half-way.
O''Brien was scragged short of the Ulster try-line by Best but the damage had been done with loosehead prop Cian Healy rolling over despite the attention of Cave and Andrew Trimble after ignoring a two-man overlap outside him.
Monye's run created space for David Strettle out wide but the England winger was scragged in the corner.
Tom Dodd tries to find a way through for Old Leamingtonians Under-10s at Old Coventrians; SCRAGGED.
Chris Cusiter was the most potent threat and he wrestled his way to within a few paces of the target before being scragged.
His compatriot, Giscard Pieters, took an inside pass from James Brown and was scragged in front of the posts but superbly quick ball fed Dale Rasmussen who did well to offload in the tackle andTony Windo, a prop indeed, gave the scoring pass to Hinshelwood.
Howlett passed inside to Umaga who pinned his ears back for the line only to be scragged from behind by Parker.
O'Brien was scragged by Phillips as he lurched for the line, allowing Williams to brilliantly prevent the burly flanker from grounding the ball.