[ US /ˈskɹæp/ ]
[ UK /skɹˈæp/ ]
  1. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    there was fighting in the streets
    a fight broke out at the hockey game
    the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
  2. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  3. worthless material that is to be disposed of
  4. a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
    she jotted it on a scrap of paper
    there was not a scrap left
  1. make into scrap or refuse
    scrap the old airplane and sell the parts
  2. have a disagreement over something
    These two fellows are always scrapping over something
    We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
  3. dispose of (something useless or old)
    scrap your old computer
    trash these old chairs
    junk an old car
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How To Use scrap In A Sentence

  • The B-52Bs replaced the 95th's B-36s and the unit was active until 1966 when its aircraft were flown to Davis-Morithan for storage and scrapping.
  • Every time I can scrape a few quid together, I smack 'em straight into the premium bonds.
  • Like Gideon, her mother only existed in scraps of moments, in colors and sound, all disconnected and dissonant.
  • I haf to light de fire, put on de kiddle, scrap some vit my vife, and get myself breakfast. Jokes For All Occasions Selected and Edited by One of America's Foremost Public Speakers
  • As for bridges, fairground rides, aeroplanes and indeed absurdly altitudinous skyscrapers that move perceptibly in the breeze - not fine. Times, Sunday Times
  • ‘I wish I was rich enough to use fivers as scrap paper,’ remarked Caroline.
  • Scrapie is a chronic disease of sheep which is transmitted by a filterable particle that is resistant to heat and formalin fixation.
  • So in the end they could only scrape through 1-0 with a goal by the ever inventive and adroit Dutchman, Dennis Bergkamp.
  • The nearby street was littered with shattered vehicles, pieces of glass, bricks, mangled steel and scraps of clothing.
  • Wednesday's 5-0 council vote may leave bruises on largely white Portland, but the tone was less anti-immigrant than when a 2007 attempt to rename multiethnic and blue-collar Interstate Avenue was scrapped. Undefined
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