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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /skɹæp/
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  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1Edit

Middle English scrappe, from Old Norse skrap, from skrapa (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-Germanic *skrapōną, *skrepaną (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *skreb-, *skrep- (to engrave)

NounEdit

scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
    • (Can we date this quote by De Quincey and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
    pork scraps
  4. (uncountable) Discarded objects (especially metal) that may be dismantled to recover their constituent materials, junk.
     
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    That car isn't good for anything but scrap.
  5. (Britain, in the plural) A piece of deep-fried batter left over from frying fish, sometimes sold with chips.
  6. (ethnic slur, offensive) A Hispanic criminal, especially a Mexican or one affiliated with the Norte gang.
  7. (obsolete) A snare for catching birds.
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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.
    • 2020 May 20, John Crosse, “Soon to be gone... but never forgotten”, in Rail, page 63:
      Northern made much of the scrapping of the first of the Pacers (142005), and to date 35 of its Class 142s have been scrapped, with a further 11 off-lease at Gascoigne Wood.
  5. (transitive) To make into scrap.
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Etymology 2Edit

Unknown

NounEdit

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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