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English noun: scrap

1. scrap (object) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole


SamplesA bit of rock caught him in the eye.


Synonymsbit, chip, flake, fleck


Broader (hypernym)fragment


Narrower (hyponym)exfoliation, matchwood, scale, scurf, scurf, sliver, splinter

2. scrap (substance) worthless material that is to be disposed of


Synonymsrubbish, trash


Broader (hypernym)waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product


Narrower (hyponym)debris, detritus, dust, junk, litter, rubble, scrap metal

3. scrap (artifact) a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used


SamplesShe jotted it on a scrap of paper.
There was not a scrap left.


Broader (hypernym)piece

4. scrap (act) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle


SamplesA fight broke out at the hockey game.
There was fighting in the streets.
The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap.


Synonymscombat, fight, fighting


Broader (hypernym)battle, conflict, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)affaire d'honneur, affray, banging, battering, beating, brawl, brush, clash, close-quarter fighting, cut-and-thrust, disturbance, dogfight, dogfight, duel, encounter, fencing, fistfight, fisticuffs, fray, free-for-all, gang fight, gunfight, gunplay, hassle, impact, in-fighting, knife fight, rough-and-tumble, ruffle, rumble, scuffle, set-to, shock, shootout, single combat, skirmish, slugfest, snickersnee, tussle, whipping


Part holonymblow


English verb: scrap

1. scrap (possession) dispose of (something useless or old)


SamplesTrash these old chairs.
Junk an old car.
Scrap your old computer.


Synonymsjunk, trash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

2. scrap (communication) have a disagreement over something


SamplesWe quarreled over the question as to who discovered America.
These two fellows are always scrapping over something.


Synonymsaltercate, argufy, dispute, quarrel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)argue, contend, debate, fence


Narrower (hyponym)brawl, fall out, polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize, spat, wrangle

3. scrap (change) make into scrap or refuse


SamplesScrap the old airplane and sell the parts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert









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