scrap

scrap
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scrap [1] NOUN 1) a small piece or amount of something, especially one that is left over after the greater part has been used. 2) (scraps) bits of uneaten food left after a meal. 3) material discarded for reprocessing.
VERB (scrapped, scrapping) 1) remove from use or service, especially for conversion to scrap metal. 2) abolish or cancel (a plan, policy, or law).
ORIGIN Old Norse.
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scrap [2] informal NOUN a fight or quarrel, especially a minor or spontaneous one.
VERB (scrapped, scrapping) 1) engage in such a fight or quarrel. 2) compete fiercely.
DERIVATIVES scrapper noun.
ORIGIN perhaps from SCRAPE(Cf. ↑scraper).

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