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Strangle with an iron collar.  Synonyms: garotte, garrote, garrotte.
Wring the neck of.  Synonym: choke.

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"Scrag" Quotes from Famous Books

... You know too much already, and if I followed my hunch, I'd scrag you now, to play safe. Dead men don't blab, as a rule—though one may have, last night. I came here to be generous, to give you a last chance. I've fought tooth and nail, myself, for my place at the top, and I like a game scrapper, ...
— The Crevice • William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

... made their salutations with the most profound respect. My experienced eye detected in a moment that Lady Babbleton, in spite of her title and her stateliness, was exceedingly the reverse of good ton, and the daughters (who did not resemble the scrag of mutton, but its ghost) had an appearance of sour affability, which was as different from the manners of proper society, as it possibly ...
— Pelham, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... it from sliding-to. Six foot two again. Then there's the sack—precious like an M and an R those two letters, aren't they? and M R is precious like the initials of six foot two again. I don't blame him if he did scrag old Bickers—very good job; and as it happens, it don't hurt our house very much now we're going to get all the sports; and I'm booked for the Swift Exhibition—L20 a-year for three years. We mean to back him up, and that's one reason why we're going to give him the testimonial— though ...
— The Master of the Shell • Talbot Baines Reed

... necks and gizzards of your ducks, a scrag of mutton if you have it, and make a little sweet gravy, put to it a few bread-crumbs, a small onion, and a little whole pepper, boil them for half a quarter of an hour, put to them a lump of butter, and if it is not thick enough a little flour, so ...
— English Housewifery Exemplified - In above Four Hundred and Fifty Receipts Giving Directions - for most Parts of Cookery • Elizabeth Moxon

... "Hunt for x and report. Hunt for the spirit of the coming ruction and try to scrag it! Live in the open when I can, sleep with the lice when it rains or snows, eat dead goat and bad bread, I expect; scratch myself when I'm not looking, and take a tub at the first opportunity. When you see me on my way back, have a bath made ready for me, will you—and ...
— King—of the Khyber Rifles • Talbot Mundy

Words linked to "Scrag" :   someone, cut of veal, mortal, neck, person, somebody, constrict, compact, soul, compress, cut of mutton, strangulate, squeeze, strangle, contract, spindlelegs, press, individual, throttle, spindleshanks, fat person

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