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scrap

verb [T]  /skræp/ (-pp-) us  

scrap verb [T] (THROW AWAY)

to get rid of something no longer useful or wanted: Over 60% of all Georgians want to keep the present flag and only 29% want to scrap it.

scrap

noun  /skræp/ us  

scrap noun (MATERIALS)

[U] old or used material, esp. metal, that has been collected in one place, often in order to be treated so that it can be used again: He was charged with stealing copper tubing, which he then sold as scrap metal.

scrap noun (SMALL PIECE)

[C] a small and often irregular piece of something, or a small amount of something: He jotted it down on a scrap of paper. [pl] She picked up scraps of information about her husband’s whereabouts, but nothing definite.
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