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scrap - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'scrap' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Scrap [ v. t.]
- Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
- Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
- The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.
- Same as Scrap iron, below.

Meaning of 'scrap' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . scrap [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
Example in sentence:
  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
Meaning (2):
- the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
Example in sentence:
  • a fight broke out at the hockey game;
  • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap;
  • there was fighting in the streets
Meaning (3):
- a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
Example in sentence:
  • she jotted it on a scrap of paper;
  • there was not a scrap left
4 . scrap [ v]
Meaning (4):
- dispose of (something useless or old)
Example in sentence:
  • junk an old car;
  • scrap your old computer;
  • trash these old chairs
Meaning (5):
- make into scrap or refuse
Example in sentence:
  • scrap the old airplane and sell the parts
Meaning (6):
- have a disagreement over something
Example in sentence:
  • These two fellows are always scrapping over something;
  • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America