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Definition of scalp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scalp
    he / she / it scalps
    past simple scalped
    -ing form scalping
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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. 2scalp something to sell tickets for a popular event illegally, at a price that is higher than the official price, especially outside a theater, stadium, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scalp

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