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English definition of “scalp”

scalp

noun [C]     /skælp/ informal
someone you defeat : take a scalp They are expected to take some important scalps in the election .
be out for/after sb's scalp to want to defeat or punish someone in some way, especially to make them lose their job : The other Democrats should be after his scalp.
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