[ UK /skɹˈæɡ/ ]
  1. strangle with an iron collar
    people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain
  2. wring the neck of
    The man choked his opponent
  1. lean end of the neck
  2. the lean end of a neck of veal
  3. a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
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How To Use scrag In A Sentence

  • Scragg, meanwhile, stuck to her graymare, and went bumping along to the admiration of all beholders, and was soon out of sight: luckily a joskin, who witnessed my dear aunt's immersion, ran to her assistance, and, with the help of his pitch-fork, safely landed her; for unfortunately the pond was not above three or four feet deep! and so she missed the chance of being an angel! Sketches — Volume 05
  • Without waiting for a reply, Mr. McGuffey dropped back into his department and Captain Scraggs, his soul filled with rage and dire forebodings, repaired to the galley, and "candled" four dozen eggs. Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates
  • Unknown to her, a tall, scraggy man stood in the doorway, watching her.
  • And face it, killing pretty cooing birds is always going to get a way worse reaction in a telephone survey than killing nasty, scraggly, filthy ole pigs. Poll Shows Iowans Oppose Dove Hunting
  • I saw one group of traders run off like a startled herd, humping their bags of bags, while three police, like a pack of hunting dogs, scragged the least nimble.
  • With a rapid, jingling drive to the harbour in a two - wheeled machine (which Captain Mitchell called a curricle) behind a fleet and scraggy mule beaten all the time by an obviously Neapolitan driver, the cycle would be nearly closed before the lighted-up offices of the O.S. N. Company, remaining open so late because of the steamer. Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard
  • A frown of irritation creased his brown and weather-beaten face, obscured by a scraggly black beard that tended to make him rather inscrutable, and probably enhanced his reputation amongst the villagers.
  • He's put on twenty or thirty pounds, and is no longer the pitiful scraggy rafter trembling with fear. OUTCAST
  • The trunk of the hickory is unique in appearance as the bark separates from the tree in long platelike strips which hang on at one end and give the scraggly appearance from which the tree derives its name. Northern Nut Growers Association, Report Of The Proceedings At The Tenth Annual Meeting. Battle Creek, Michigan, December 9 and 10, 1919
  • Don Shirley, an understated man with steel-frame glasses and a scraggly beard, was a kindred spirit.
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