scrap :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words



  • n  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  • n  worthless material that is to be disposed of
  • n  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
  • n  the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
  • v  dispose of (something useless or old)
    scrap your old computer
  • v  have a disagreement over something
    These two fellows are always scrapping over something
  • v  make into scrap or refuse
    scrap the old airplane and sell the parts

  • The steel industry's insatiable appetite for scrap was suddenly sated.
  • Deep-green San Francisco isn't the only city to offer curbside food-scrap recycling.
  • Everybody agrees that the scrap situation is serious, and at last men are making vigorousif still unsuccessfulefforts to cope with it.
News & Articles


  • Sydney Schanberg in 940 News
    I had searched for four years for any scrap of information about Pran,Schanberg said. "I was losing hope. His emergence in October 1979 felt like an actual miracle for me. It restored my life."
  • George Burley in
    I'm there for the scrap, for the fight,Burley said. "I'm not going to turn my back on my country, I'm going to battle with everything I've got. I'll work as hard as I can with players who are going to give everything they can for their...
  • John Boehner in USA Today
    The American people want us to scrap this bill,Boehner says. "It will bankrupt this country."

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.