Definition of scrap verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scrap

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    verb
    BrE BrE//skræp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skræp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrap
    BrE BrE//skræp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skræp//
     
    he / she / it scraps
    BrE BrE//skræps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skræps//
     
    past simple scrapped
    BrE BrE//skræpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skræpt//
     
    past participle scrapped
    BrE BrE//skræpt//
     
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    -ing form scrapping
    BrE BrE//ˈskræpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskræpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, often passive] scrap something to cancel or get rid of something that is no longer practical or useful They had been forced to scrap plans for a new school building. The oldest of the aircraft were scrapped.
  2. 2[intransitive] (informal) to fight with somebody The bigger boys started scrapping.
  3. Word Originverb sense 1 late Middle English (as a plural noun denoting fragments of uneaten food): from Old Norse skrap ‘scraps’; related to skrapa ‘to scrape’. The verb dates from the late 19th cent. verb sense 2 late 17th cent. (as a noun in the sense ‘sinister plot, scheme’): perhaps from the noun scrape.Extra examples Around 40 managerial positions are to be scrapped in a major shake-up of the company. The government has been forced to scrap plans for a proposed tax reform. The oldest of the aircraft should be scrapped. The worst cars in the fleet were scrapped first.
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