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Definition of scalp:

  1. A bed of oysters or mussels.
  2. A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, cut or torn off from an enemy by the Indian warriors of North America, as a token of victory.
  3. Fig.: The top; the summit.
  4. That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair.
  5. To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.
  6. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
  7. To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; - said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account.
  8. To remove the skin of.

Synonyms:

make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride, clip, nick, overcharge, gouge, take someone to the cleaners, honest, soak, rip off, skin, fleece.

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