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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)

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.

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."