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English noun: scrag

1. scrag (person) a person who is unusually thin and scrawny

Synonymsskin and bones, thin person

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)spindlelegs, spindleshanks

Antonymsbutterball, fat person, fatso, fatty, roly-poly

2. scrag (food) lean end of the neck

Broader (hypernym)cut of mutton

Part meronymneck

3. scrag (food) the lean end of a neck of veal

Synonymsscrag end

Broader (hypernym)cut of veal

Part meronymneck

English verb: scrag

1. scrag (contact) strangle with an iron collar

SamplesPeople were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain.

ExamplesThey want to scrag the prisoners

Synonymsgarotte, garrote, garrotte

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)strangle, strangulate, throttle

2. scrag (contact) wring the neck of

SamplesThe man choked his opponent.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

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