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"scrap" in British English

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scrapverb

uk   /skræp/  us   /skræp/ (-pp-)

scrapnoun

uk   /skræp/  us   /skræp/
  • scrap noun (METAL)

C2 [U] oldcars and ​machines or ​pieces of ​metal, etc. that are not now ​needed but have ​parts that can be used to make other things: scrap ​iron/metal We ​soldouroldcar for scrap.
  • scrap noun (SMALL PIECE)

C2 [C] a ​smallpiece of something or a ​smallamount of ​information: Do you have a scrap ofpaper I could write on? I've ​read every scrap of ​information I can ​find on the ​subject. There's not a scrap of (= no)evidence to ​suggest that he ​committed the ​crime.
scraps [plural]
smallpieces of ​food that have not been ​eaten and are usually ​thrown away: We give all ​our scraps to ​ourcat.
(Definition of scrap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scrap" in American English

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scrapverb [T]

 us   /skræp/ (-pp-)
  • scrap verb [T] (THROW AWAY)

to get ​rid of something no ​longeruseful or ​wanted: Over 60% of all Georgians ​want to ​keep the ​presentflag and only 29% ​want to scrap it.

scrapnoun

 us   /skræp/
  • 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 ​stealingcopper tubing, which he then ​sold as scrap ​metal.
  • scrap noun (SMALL PIECE)

[C] a ​small and often ​irregularpiece of something, or a ​smallamount 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.
(Definition of scrap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"scrap" in Business English

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scrapverb [T]

uk   us   /skræp/ (-pp-)
to decide not to continue with an ​activity or ​plan: The ​bank has scrapped its ​plans for a ​propertydivision.
to get rid of something that is no ​longer useful or wanted, especially so that its ​parts can be used: The ​car would have ​cost so much to ​repair that I decided to scrap it.

scrapnoun [U]

uk   us   /skræp/ COMMERCE
old ​material, especially metal, that can be ​sold and used again: scrap metalsend/use sth for scrap The ​buildingmaterials were ​sent for scrap. a scrap ​dealer
(Definition of scrap from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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