scrap

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
scrap

Plural
scraps

  1. (countable) 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. (countable) 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. (usually before a noun) Scrap metal or parts are pieces of junk that can be reused.
    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. (transitive) When you scrap a project or plan, you stop working on it before it is completed.
    Plans for a 100-story skyscraper were scrapped when the company ran out of money.
  2. (transitive) 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.