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scrap1

[skrap] /skræp/
noun
1.
a small piece or portion; fragment:
a scrap of paper.
2.
scraps.
  1. bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food.
  2. 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
1350-1400; Middle English scrappe (noun) < Old Norse skrap, derivative of skrapa to scrape
Related forms
scrappingly, adverb

scrap2

[skrap] /skræp/
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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Examples from the web for scrap
  • 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.
  • It'll only take a minute, and you've probably got scrap paper near you.
  • Commercial fences pay the going rate for scrap gold however valuable the finished jewellery is.
  • Here the refrigerators are cleaned out, relieved of their toxic refrigerants, and then turned into scrap metal.
  • scrap them before the already huge costs soar exponentially.
  • They will be remembered long after their robotic brothers are shipped off to the scrap heap.
  • In a factory it might mean that a component has to be thrown into the scrap bin.
British Dictionary definitions for scrap

scrap1

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

scrap2

/skræp/
noun
1.
a fight or argument
verb scraps, scrapping, scrapped
2.
(intransitive) to quarrel or fight
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from scrape
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Word Origin and History for scrap
n.

"small piece," late 14c., from Old Norse skrap "scraps, trifles," from skrapa "to scrape, scratch, cut" (see scrape (v.)). Meaning "remains of metal produced after rolling or casting" is from 1790. Scrap iron first recorded 1794.

"fight," 1846, possibly a variant of scrape (n.1) on the notion of "an abrasive encounter." Weekley and OED suggest obsolete colloquial scrap "scheme, villainy, vile intention" (1670s).

v.

"to make into scrap," 1883 (of old locomotives), from scrap (n.1). Related: Scrapped; scrapping.

"to fight, brawl, box," 1867, colloquial, from scrap (n.2). Related: Scrapped; scrapping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for scrap

scrap

noun

A fight; quarrel; dustup (1846+)

verb

: They scrapped for days over the appointment

[origin uncertain; probably fr scrape]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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scrap in Technology

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.
[But what was it?]
(1994-12-15)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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