a small piece or portion; fragment:
a scrap of paper.
bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food.
the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out.
a detached piece of something written or printed:
scraps of poetry.
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.
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.
consisting of scraps or fragments.
existing in the form of fragments or remnants of use only for reworking, as metal.
discarded or left over.
verb (used with object), scrapped, scrapping.
to make into scraps or scrap; break up:
to scrap old cars.
to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective:
He urged that we scrap the old method of teaching mathematics.
a fight or quarrel:
She got into a scrap with her in-laws.
verb (used without object), scrapped, scrapping.
to engage in a fight or quarrel.
a small piece of something larger; fragment
an extract from something written
waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
(as modifier): scrap iron
(pl) pieces of discarded food
verb (transitive) scraps, scrapping, scrapped
to make into scrap
to discard as useless
a fight or argument
verb scraps, scrapping, scrapped
(intransitive) to quarrel or fight
noun, Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery. 1. cornmeal mush mixed with pork scraps, seasoned with onions, spices, herbs, etc., and shaped into loaves and sliced for frying. noun 1. (US) scraps of pork cooked with cornmeal and formed into a loaf
adjective, scrappier, scrappiest. 1. made up of scraps or of odds and ends; fragmentary; disconnected. adjective, scrappier, scrappiest. Informal. 1. fond of fighting, arguing, or competing. adjective -pier, -piest 1. fragmentary; disjointed adjective -pier, -piest 1. (informal) pugnacious scrappy
verb (used with object) 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one’s hand on a nail. 2. to dig, scrape, or tear (something) out or off with or as if with the nails, claws, etc.: to scratch the burs off one’s […]
adjective releasing a fragrance when scratched, esp. as related to an image Examples Scratch-and-sniff is created through the process of microencapsulation. Word Origin 1967 Usage Note also scratch and sniff , (n.)
noun, Carpentry. 1. an awllike device for scribing wood.