scrap

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
scrap

Plural
scraps

  1. A scrap of paper or fabric is a small piece that is left unused after something is made.
    After Timmy cut up a magazine for his art project, there were scraps of paper everywhere.
  2. A scrap of food is something that isn't eaten
    Timmy ate most of his dinner, but left scraps of ham on his plate.
  3. Scrap metal or auto parts are parts found in a junkyard or scrapyard
    There was a big pile of scrap metal in One-Eyed Joe's Junkyard.

Verb[change]

Plain form
scrap

Third-person singular
scraps

Past tense
scrapped

Past participle
scrapped

Present participle
scrapping

  1. When you scrap a project or plan, you stop working on it.
    Plans for a 100-story skyscaper were scrapped when the company ran out of money.
  2. When you scrap a car that can't be used anymore, you sell it to a junkyard, which will destroy the car after removing any parts that can be sold.
    Jim's car had to be scrapped after it got in an accident.