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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 (SMALL PIECE)

C2 [C] a small piece of something or a small amount of information: Do you have a scrap of paper 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]
small pieces of food that have not been eaten and are usually thrown away: We give all our scraps to our cat.
(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 longer useful or wanted: Over 60% of all Georgians want to keep the present flag 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 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.
(Definition of scrap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"scrap" in Business English

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scrapverb [T]

uk   /skræp/ us   -pp-
to decide not to continue with an activity or plan: The bank has scrapped its plans for a property division.
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   /skræp/ us   COMMERCE
old material, especially metal, that can be sold and used again: scrap metalsend/use sth for scrap The building materials were sent for scrap. a scrap dealer
(Definition of scrap from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“scrap” in Business English

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