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Definition of scalp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scalp

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skælp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skælp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scalp
    BrE BrE//skælp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skælp//
     
    he / she / it scalps
    BrE BrE//skælps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skælps//
     
    past simple scalped
    BrE BrE//skælpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skælpt//
     
    past participle scalped
    BrE BrE//skælpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skælpt//
     
    -ing form scalping
    BrE BrE//ˈskælpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskælpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1scalp somebody to remove the skin and hair from the top of an enemy’s head as a sign of victory
  2. 2(North American English) (British English tout) scalp something to sell tickets for a popular event illegally, at a price that is higher than the official price, especially outside a theatre, stadium, etc.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (denoting the skull or cranium): probably of Scandinavian origin.
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