Definitions for: Scrag


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
Mag.


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.

Synonyms: choke, garotte, garrotte, scrag end

See Also: compact, compress, constrict, contract, cut of mutton, cut of veal, neck, press, squeeze, strangle, strangulate, throttle

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