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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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British Dictionary definitions for scrapping

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 scrapping

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for scrapping

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.
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