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Definition 1: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle - [noun denoting act]

Samples where scrap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fight broke out at the hockey game
  • there was fighting in the streets
  • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms for scrap in the sense of this definition

(scrap is a kind of ...) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

"the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph" "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

(... is a kind of scrap ) a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten

(... is a kind of scrap ) a fight with bare fists

(... is a kind of scrap ) the act of subjecting to strong attack

(... is a kind of scrap ) the act of overcoming or outdoing

(... is a kind of scrap ) a noisy fight

(... is a kind of scrap ) a noisy fight in a crowd

(... is a kind of scrap ) fighting with knives

(... is a kind of scrap ) a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

(... is a kind of scrap ) a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

(... is a kind of scrap ) disorderly fighting

(... is a kind of scrap ) a minor short-term fight

(... is a kind of scrap ) hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters

(... is a kind of scrap ) a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)

(... is a kind of scrap ) the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

(... is a kind of scrap ) conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)

(... is a kind of scrap ) a brief but vigorous fight

(... is a kind of scrap ) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

"the armies met in the shock of battle"

(... is a kind of scrap ) a fight between two people

"in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"

(scrap is a part of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where scrap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she jotted it on a scrap of paper
  • there was not a scrap left

(scrap is a kind of ...) a separate part of a whole

"an important piece of the evidence"

Definition 3: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole - [noun denoting object]

Samples where scrap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Synonyms for scrap in the sense of this definition

(scrap is a kind of ...) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

(... is a kind of scrap ) fragments of wood

"it was smashed into matchwood"

(... is a kind of scrap ) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

(... is a kind of scrap ) (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts

(... is a kind of scrap ) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

"he got a splinter in his finger" "it broke into slivers"

Definition 4: worthless material that is to be disposed of - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for scrap in the sense of this definition

(scrap is a kind of ...) any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

"they collect the waste once a week" "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"

(... is a kind of scrap ) discarded metal suitable for reprocessing

"he finally sold the car for scrap metal"

(... is a kind of scrap ) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

(... is a kind of scrap ) rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)

Definition 5: make into scrap or refuse - [verb of change]

Samples where scrap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scrap the old airplane and sell the parts

(scrap is a kind of ...) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

Definition 6: have a disagreement over something - [verb of communication]

Samples where scrap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
  • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

Synonyms for scrap in the sense of this definition

(scrap is a kind of ...) have an argument about something

(... is a kind of scrap ) to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

"The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

(... is a kind of scrap ) engage in a brief and petty quarrel

(... is a kind of scrap ) engage in a controversy

"The two historians polemicized for years"

(... is a kind of scrap ) have a breach in relations

"We fell out over a trivial question"

Definition 7: dispose of (something useless or old) - [verb of possession]

Samples where scrap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trash these old chairs
  • junk an old car
  • scrap your old computer

Synonyms for scrap in the sense of this definition

(scrap is a kind of ...) throw or cast away

"Put away your worries"

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