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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 man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
Ayn Rand

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

When resources become skimpy, human beings don't suddenly cooperate to conserve what's left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.
Deepak Chopra

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

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
Graham Greene
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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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