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Definition of Scrap


  1. Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
  2. Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
  3. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.
  4. Same as Scrap iron, below.

Scrap Quotations

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Pablo Picasso

I believe that if it were possible to scrap the whole of existing literature, all writers would find themselves inevitably producing something very close to SF ... No other form of fiction has the vocabulary of ideas and images to deal with the present, let alone the future.
J. G. Ballard

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government.
Alexander Chase

Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day - on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.
Roseanne Barr

We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.
E. O. Wilson
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Scrap Translations

scrap in Afrikaans is flard
scrap in Danish is lap, pjalt
scrap in Dutch is afkeuren
scrap in Finnish is repale
scrap in French is ferraille, chiffon, mettre au rebut
scrap in German is ausrangieren, Teil, Schrott
scrap in Italian is ferraglia
scrap in Norwegian is klut
scrap in Portuguese is sucata
scrap in Spanish is chatarra, recorte, de desecho
scrap in Swedish is skrot, skrota ned, bit, urklipp
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