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scrap

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noun \ˈskrap\

Definition of scrap

  1. 1 plural :  fragments of discarded or leftover food

  2. 2a :  a small detached piece <a scrap of paper>b :  a fragment of something written, printed, or spoken <scraps of conversation>c :  the least bit <not a scrap of evidence>

  3. 3 plural :  cracklings

  4. 4a :  fragments of stock removed in manufacturingb :  manufactured articles or parts rejected or discarded and useful only as material for reprocessing; especially :  waste and discarded metal



Origin of scrap

Middle English, from Old Norse skrap scraps; akin to Old Norse skrapa to scrape


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with scrap


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scrap

transitive verb

Definition of scrap

scrappedscrap·ping

  1. 1 :  to convert into scrap

  2. 2 :  to abandon or get rid of as no longer of enough worth or effectiveness to retain <scrap outworn methods>



Circa 1891

First Known Use of scrap

circa 1891

Synonym Discussion of scrap

discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless <discard old clothes>. cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation <cast off her friends>. shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster <shed a bad habit> <finally sloughed off the depression>. scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form <scrap all the old ways> <would junk our educational system>.

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scrap

noun

Definition of scrap

  1. :  fight



Origin of scrap

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1846


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scrap

intransitive verb

Definition of scrap

scrappedscrap·ping



Circa 1874

First Known Use of scrap

circa 1874




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