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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 By extension, the neck of a human. His new cookbook focuses on maximizing small budgets by using cheaper cuts of meat, such as beef cheeks or scrags of mutton
3. 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.
4. noun, slang To wring or throttle the neck of someone or some animal. The mugger scragged his victim to drown out her screams.

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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