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Meaning of SCRAG

Pronunciation:  skrag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the lean end of a neck of veal
  2. [n]  lean end of the neck
  3. [v]  wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
  4. [v]  strangle with an iron collar; "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"

SCRAG is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: choke, garotte, garrotte, scrag end
 See Also: compact, compress, constrict, contract, cut of mutton, cut of veal, neck, press, squeeze, strangle, strangulate, throttle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scrag\, v. t. [Cf. {Scrag}.]
    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.                      --Pall Mall
  2. \Scrag\ (skr[a^]g), n. [Cf. dial. Sw. skraka a great dry
    tree, a long, lean man, Gael. sgreagach dry, shriveled,
    rocky. See {Shrink}, and cf. {Scrog}, {Shrag}, n.]
    1. Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially,
       a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in
       contempt, the neck.
             Lady MacScrew, who . . . serves up a scrag of mutton
             on silver.                            --Thackeray.
    2. A rawboned person. [Low] --Halliwell.
    3. A ragged, stunted tree or branch.
    {Scrag whale} (Zo["o]l.), a North Atlantic whalebone whale
       ({Agaphelus gibbosus}). By some it is considered the young
       of the right whale.