From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscrapscrap1 /skræp/ ●●○ noun1paper/cloth [countable]PIECE a small piece of paper, cloth etcscrap ofHe wrote his address on a scrap of paper.a rug made out of old scraps of material► see thesaurus at piece2old objects [uncountable]USE somethingmaterials or objects that are no longer used for the purpose they were made for, but can be used again in another wayThe equipment was sold for scrap.Scrap metal (=metal from old cars, machines etc) fetched high prices after the war.3 →scraps4information [countable]PIECE a small amount of information, truth etcscrap ofHe obtained every scrap of information available.There isn’t a single scrap of evidence.5fight [countable] informalFIGHT a short fight or argumentHe’s always getting into scraps with other dogs.
scrap• The state poured millions of dollars into this program before it was finally scrapped.• Animal rights activistscomplained, and the ad was scrapped.• She was scrapped a year later, when Wallasey BoroughCouncilhoped to get the name back.• Thousands of older planes will be scrapped as a result of budget cuts.• Plans to build a new airport have been scrapped because of lack of funding.• Both had poorratings in a crowdedmarketplace, with almost two dozen syndicated talk shows scrapping for viewers every day.• But Mr Milburn, under pressure from Downing Street for a more radicalapproach, decided to scrapregulations blocking treatment abroad.• The senatorproposedscrapping the 4. 3-centgasolinetax increase the Clinton administrationenacted as part of its budget-deficit reduction.• He also wanted to scrap the council tax discount offered to second-home owners.• The president's proposal to scrap the program has angered many members of Congress.• The house would not approve the prime minister's plans for scrapping the socialsecurity system.From King Business Dictionaryscrapscrap1 /skræp/ noun [uncountable]materials or objects that can no longer be used for the purpose they were made for, but that can be used again in another wayThe car was eventually sold for scrap.Scrap metal can be recycled.steel bought from a scrap dealerscrapscrap2 verb (scrapped, scrapping) [transitive]1to decide not to use a plan or system because it is not practicalThe arrangement was scrapped about three years after it was started.2to get rid of an old machine, vehicle etcA lot of the old machinery had to be scrapped.→ See Verb tableOriginscrap11. (1300-1400)Old Norseskrap“scraps”2. (1600-1700) Perhaps from scrape