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scrapverb

uk   us   /skræp/ (-pp-)

scrap verb (THROW AWAY)

C2 [T] to not continue with a system or plan: They're considering scrapping the tax and raising the money in other ways. We scrapped our plans for a trip to France.C2 [T] to get rid of something that is no longer useful or wanted, often using its parts in new ways: Hundreds of nuclear weapons have been scrapped.

scrap verb (ARGUMENT)

[I] to have a fight or an argument

scrapnoun

uk   us   /skræp/

scrap noun (METAL)

C2 [U] old cars 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've sold our old car for scrap.

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.

scrap noun (ARGUMENT)

[C] a fight or argument, especially a quick, noisy one about something not important: A couple of kids were having a scrap in the street.
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