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verb Scottish informal
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to strike, hit or smack

    I'm going to skelp his boney face one of these days.

    Submitted by Kirsti from United Kingdom on 21/08/2016
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to defeat

    Hopefully we can skelp them in the replay.

    Submitted by Kirsti from United Kingdom on 21/08/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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