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Definition of "scrap" []

  • A small piece or bit; a fragment. (noun)
  • Leftover bits of food. (noun)
  • Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing. (noun)
  • Crisp pieces of rendered animal fat; cracklings. (noun)
  • To break down into parts for disposal or salvage. (verb-transitive)
  • A small piece of something larger; fragment (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An extract from something written (noun)
  • Waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Pieces of discarded food (noun)
  • To make into scrap (verb)
  • To discard as useless (verb)

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Use "scrap" in a sentence
  • "The title scrap would then be resolved in a series of rapid games, which Anand, known as the lightning kid in his younger days for the speed of his moves, was favoured to win."
  • "Victory for Chelsea will put them in the box seat in the title scrap - two points clear of United with five games to go."
  • "Below the title scrap, Roman Pavlyuchenko boosted fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur's push for Champions League qualification with two goals in a 3-1 home defeat of Blackburn Rovers."