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noun scrap pronunciation in British English /skræp/
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singularscrap
pluralscraps
  1. 1
    [countable] a small piece of something such as paper or cloth
    scrap of: Messages were written on scraps of paper.
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    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
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] old metal or paper that can be used again after going through a special process
    scrap iron
    a scrap dealer/merchant
    sell something for scrap: The car was sold for scrap.
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  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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