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[ skrap ]
/ skræp /
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noun
adjective
verb (used with object), scrapped, scrap·ping.
to make into scraps or scrap; break up: to scrap old cars.
to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective:He urged that we scrap the old method of teaching mathematics.
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Origin of scrap

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English noun scrappe “scrap of food,” from Old Norse skrap, derivative of skrapa “to scrape

OTHER WORDS FROM scrap

scrap·ping·ly, adverb

Other definitions for scrap (2 of 2)

scrap2
[ skrap ]
/ skræp /
Informal.

noun
a fight or quarrel: She got into a scrap with her in-laws.
verb (used without object), scrapped, scrap·ping.
to engage in a fight or quarrel.

Origin of scrap

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First recorded in 1670–80; variant of scrape
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British Dictionary definitions for scrap (1 of 2)

scrap1
/ (skræp) /

noun
a small piece of something larger; fragment
an extract from something written
  1. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
  2. (as modifier)scrap iron
(plural) pieces of discarded food
verb scraps, scrapping or scrapped (tr)
to make into scrap
to discard as useless

Word Origin for scrap

C14: from Old Norse skrap; see scrape

British Dictionary definitions for scrap (2 of 2)

scrap2
/ (skræp) informal /

noun
a fight or argument
verb scraps, scrapping or scrapped
(intr) to quarrel or fight

Word Origin for scrap

C17: perhaps from scrape
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