(noun, verb)


1. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

Similar word(s): bit, chip, flake, fleck

Definition categories: object, fragment

2. worthless material that is to be disposed of

Similar word(s): rubbish, trash

Definition categories: substance, waste

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

- she jotted it on a scrap of paper

- there was not a scrap left

Definition categories: man–made, piece

4. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

- the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Similar word(s): combat, fight, fighting

Definition categories: act, battle, conflict, struggle

Sentences with scrap as a noun:

- I found a scrap of cloth to patch the hole.

- Give the scraps to the dogs and watch them fight.

- That car isn't good for anything but scrap.

- pork scraps

- We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.


1. dispose of (something useless or old)

- scrap your old computer

Similar word(s): junk, trash

Definition categories: possession, discard, dispose, fling, toss

2. have a disagreement over something

- These two fellows are always scrapping over something

Similar word(s): altercate, argufy, dispute, quarrel

Definition categories: communication, argue, contend, debate, fence

3. make into scrap or refuse

- scrap the old airplane and sell the parts

Definition categories: change, convert