verb (used with object)
- to resell (tickets, merchandise, etc.) at higher than the official rates.
- to buy and sell (stocks) so as to make small quick profits.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of scalp
OTHER WORDS FROM scalpscalper, nounscalpless, adjective
How to use scalp in a sentence
EEG gathers its data with several dozen electrodes temporarily glued to the scalp, which measure fast changes in the coordinated activity of thousands of neurons close to the surface of the brain.
EEG places electrodes on the scalp, and measures fluctuations in the brain’s electrical activity across large areas.Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It?|Shelly Fan|November 3, 2020|Singularity Hub
With ChRmine, however, the team found that a light source, placed right outside the mice’s scalp, was able to reliably spark neural activity in the region.Scientists Found a New Way to Control the Brain With Light—No Surgery Required|Shelly Fan|October 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
“Look at the scalps of Africa taken by Mo Farah, and of course, Galen Rupp,” a broadcaster blared.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture|Rachel King|October 6, 2020|Fortune
In the game of Mindball, two players compete to push a ball whose motions are dictated by their brain waves, as measured by electrodes on their scalps.
A third lion went for his ribs, and a fourth one nearly scalped Massarti.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tickets are being scalped as if it were a playoff or even the World Series.
Wartime austerity did not prevent people coughing up as much as $20 for a scalped ticket.
This man was killed by the Sioux, and scalped, two years after I painted his portrait: his scalp lies on the table, No. 10.
It was believed of him that he had scalped not less than eight braves, and killed even more ponies and dogs.Red Hunters And the Animal People|Charles A. Eastman
Mr. Slocum was shot dead; Mr. Tripp wounded, speared, and tomahawked; both were scalped.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
The victor scalped him with his own knife, took his war club and his bow and arrows, and then turned to the woman.Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park|James Willard Schultz
Some were scalped; some received the keen and trembling axe; and others suffered by thrusts from the fatal knife.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper