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scrap

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Etymology 1Edit

Middle English scrappe, from Old Norse skrap, from skrapa (to scrape, scratch).

NounEdit

scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
    • De Quincey
      I have no materials — not a scrap.
    I found a scrap of cloth to patch the hole.
  2. (usually in the plural) Leftover food.
    Give the scraps to the dogs and watch them fight.
  3. Discarded material (especially metal), junk.
    That car isn't good for anything but scrap.
  4. (ethnic slur, offensive) A Hispanic criminal, especially a Mexican or one affiliated to the Norte gang.
  5. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
    pork scraps
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scrap (third-person singular simple present scraps, present participle scrapping, simple past and past participle scrapped)

  1. (transitive) To discard.
  2. (transitive, of a project or plan) To stop working on indefinitely.
  3. (intransitive) To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks.
  4. (transitive) To dispose of at a scrapyard.
  5. (transitive) To make into scrap.
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Etymology 2Edit

Unknown

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scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A fight, tussle, skirmish.
    We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.
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scrap (third-person singular simple present scraps, present participle scrapping, simple past and past participle scrapped)

  1. to fight
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