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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
scrap1 /skræp/USA pronunciation
n., adj., v., scrapped, scrap•ping. n.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
adj. [before a noun]
- a small piece or portion;
fragment:[countable]a scrap of paper.
- scraps, [plural] bits of food, esp. of leftover food:Feed the dogs scraps.
- material that has been thrown away or left over and can be reused:[uncountable]heaps of scrap to be carted away.
v. [~ + object]
- made up of scraps or scrap:scrap metal.
- thrown away or left over.
scrap2 /skræp/USA pronunciation
n., v., scrapped, scrap•ping. [Informal.]n. [countable]
- to make into scrap;
- to throw away or abandon as useless:scrapped our plans to remodel.
v. [no object]
- a fight or quarrel.
scrap•per, n. [countable]
- to fight or quarrel.
(skrap),USA pronunciation n., adj., v., scrapped, scrap•ping. n.
- a small piece or portion;
fragment:a scrap of paper.
- bits or pieces of food, esp. of leftover or discarded food.
- the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out.
- a detached piece of something written or printed:scraps of poetry.
- an old, discarded, or rejected item or substance for use in reprocessing or as raw material, as old metal that can be melted and reworked.
- chips, cuttings, fragments, or other small pieces of raw material removed, cut away, flaked off, etc., in the process of making or manufacturing an item.
- consisting of scraps or fragments.
- existing in the form of fragments or remnants of use only for reworking, as metal.
- discarded or left over.
- to make into scraps or scrap;
break up:to scrap old cars.
- to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective:He urged that we scrap the old method of teaching mathematics.
(skrap),USA pronunciation n., v.i., scrapped, scrap•ping. [Informal.]n.
- Old Norse skrap, derivative of skrapa to scrape
- Middle English scrappe (noun, nominal) 1350–1400
- a fight or quarrel:She got into a scrap with her in-laws.
- to engage in a fight or quarrel.
- variant of scrape 1670–80
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
scrap /skræp/ n
vb (scraps, scrapping, scrapped)(transitive)
- a small piece of something larger; fragment
- an extract from something written
- waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
- (as modifier): scrap iron
- (plural) pieces of discarded food
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old Norse skrap; see scrape
- to discard as useless
scrap /skræp/ informal n
vb (scraps, scrapping, scrapped)
- a fight or argument
Etymology: 17th Century: perhaps from scrape
- (intransitive) to quarrel or fight