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noun scrap pronunciation in American English /skræp/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a small piece of something such as paper or cloth
    scrap of:

    Messages were written on scraps of paper.

    1. a.
      [countable] a small piece of something such as information or knowledge
      scrap of:

      Every scrap of evidence has to be investigated.

      a few scraps of dialogue

    2. b.

      scraps

      [plural] small amounts of food that are left after a meal
  2. 2
    [uncountable] old metal or paper that can be used again after going through a special process

    scrap iron

    sell something for scrap:

    The car was sold for scrap.

  3. 3
    [countable] informal a small fight or argument
  4. 4
    [countable] British informal a very small thin person, often a child

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