scrap

1 [skrap]
noun
1.
a small piece or portion; fragment: a scrap of paper.
2.
scraps.
a.
bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food.
b.
the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out.
3.
a detached piece of something written or printed: scraps of poetry.
4.
an old, discarded, or rejected item or substance for use in reprocessing or as raw material, as old metal that can be melted and reworked.
5.
chips, cuttings, fragments, or other small pieces of raw material removed, cut away, flaked off, etc., in the process of making or manufacturing an item.
adjective
6.
consisting of scraps or fragments.
7.
existing in the form of fragments or remnants of use only for reworking, as metal.
8.
discarded or left over.
verb (used with object), scrapped, scrapping.
9.
to make into scraps or scrap; break up: to scrap old cars.
10.
to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective: He urged that we scrap the old method of teaching mathematics.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English scrappe (noun) < Old Norse skrap, derivative of skrapa to scrape

scrappingly, adverb
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scrap

2 [skrap] Informal.
noun
1.
a fight or quarrel: She got into a scrap with her in-laws.
verb (used without object), scrapped, scrapping.
2.
to engage in a fight or quarrel.

Origin:
1670–80; variant of scrape

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scrap1 (skræp)
 
n
1.  a small piece of something larger; fragment
2.  an extract from something written
3.  a.  waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
 b.  (as modifier): scrap iron
4.  (plural) pieces of discarded food
 
vb , scraps, scrapping, scrapped
5.  to make into scrap
6.  to discard as useless
 
[C14: from Old Norse skrap; see scrape]

scrap2 (skræp)
 
n
1.  a fight or argument
 
vb , scraps, scrapping, scrapped
2.  (intr) to quarrel or fight
 
[C17: perhaps from scrape]

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Word Origin & History

scrap
"small piece," late 14c., from O.N. skrap "scraps, trifles," from skrapa "to scrape" (see scrape). Meaning "remains of metal produced after rolling or casting" is from 1790. The verb meaning "to make into scrap" is recorded from 1891. Scrapbook first recorded 1825. Scrap iron first recorded 1823.

scrap
"fight," 1846, possibly a variant of scrape (q.v.) on the notion of "an abrasive encounter." But Weekley suggests obs. colloq. scrap "scheme, villainy, vile intention" (1679). The verb is recorded from 1874.
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SCRAP definition


Something written at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa in the late 1970s. It ran on Interdata and Perkin-Elmer computers and was in use until the late 1980s.
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(1994-12-15)
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Example sentences
He had my room number written on a scrap of paper in his hand.
Contact a local scrap metal recycler to dispose of larger stainless steel and
  aluminum materials.
For the clunker, this swap is the last stop before being plundered for parts
  and scrap metal.
Attach the scrap paper by folding up the lowest part of the short side that you
  scored over the scrap paper.
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