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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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