scrap

1.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a small detached piece; a fragment or remnant.
2 rubbish or waste material.
3 an extract or cutting from something written or printed.
4 discarded metal for reprocessing (often attrib.: scrap metal).
5 (with neg.) the smallest piece or amount (not a scrap of food left).
6 (in pl.) a odds and ends. b bits of uneaten food.
7 (in sing or pl.) a residuum of melted fat or of fish with the oil expressed.
—v.tr. (scrapped, scrapping) discard as useless.
Phrases and idioms:
scrap heap
1 a pile of scrap materials.
2 a state of uselessness. scrap merchant a dealer in scrap.
Etymology: ME f. ON skrap, rel. to skrapa SCRAPE
2.
n. & v. colloq.
—n. a fight or rough quarrel, esp. a spontaneous one.
—v.tr. (scrapped, scrapping) (often foll. by with) have a scrap.
Derivatives:
scrapper n.
Etymology: perh. f. SCRAPE

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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