- 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[intransitive] (informal) to fight with somebody The bigger boys started scrapping. Word Originverb sense 1 late Middle English (as a plural noun denoting fragments of uneaten food): from Old Norse skrap
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//; NAmE NAmE//skræpt//-ing form scrapping
BrE BrE//ˈskræpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈskræpɪŋ//