- All of the Security Council resolutions and condemnations would still be issued and still be ignored, scraps of paper amounting to nothing.
- The room fell temporarily silent as the three pieced together all scraps of information.
- He always had a treat for me; a piece of lard, scraps of smoked fish or ham served with a bright smile and a pat on the head.
- Never leave any food, even leftover scraps or candy bars, around your tent or campfire.
- For the raccoons, he left food scraps in a hubcap dish leashed by chain to a tree so the animals wouldn't drag it under the cottage.
- Remember, baits will only be effective if there is no other accessible food around, for example dirty dishes, food scraps.
- No amount of festive tips on the perfect table centrepiece or how to wrap an awkwardly-shaped present will make a scrap of difference.
- Without a scrap of make-up, the chocolate-box prettiness is still there: the clear turquoise eyes, creamy skin and chiselled bone structure are luminous.
- So you have an ethics officer in a department or corporation, but no one will take a scrap of notice of them.
- Is he referring to the big part where they're growing opium and selling it for weapons, or the tiny scrap our guy holds with a lot of help from our guns?
- Maybe that's why everyone has taken the news to heart - she's such a scrap of a thing that we greet her illness not unlike the wounding of a tiny bird.
- If all else fails, the cylinders can be recycled as scrap metal at your local metal yard.
- Speer said he was unaware that soldiers were searching landfills for scrap metal and discarded glass.
- Undaunted, he used his welding skills to sculpt an emu from scrap metal and when it sold for £200 he was launched on a new career.
- Once you find out they don't fit as planned, prepare to wedge some scrap pieces of material to fill the gaps.
- ‘The event also involved sleeping outside in a ‘refugee camp’ built out of scrap materials.’
- We have worked with a lot of scrap materials, which we have now painted up.
verb (scraps, scrapping, scrapped)[with object] Back to top
- Fishermen who want to trade up and buy a bigger boat usually scrap their existing vessel and buy extra tonnage from the market.
- I have found after discussions with the dealer that a lot of these old machines are scrapped and thrown out as a profit can no longer be made from them.
- The one-dimensional approach of the Commission's proposals in terms of retraining fishermen and scrapping vessels will destroy fishing communities.
- Cumbrian gamekeepers and stalkers have embraced Government plans to scrap archaic laws stopping the sale of game all year round.
- Plans to scrap laws which allow parents and patients to sue for billions of pounds worth of compensation were being unveiled by the Tories today.
- Passengers who were expecting to fly buzz routes in April will have to abandon their plans as its new owner Ryanair plans to scrap the schedule.
late Middle English (as a plural noun denoting fragments of uneaten food): from Old Norse skrap 'scraps'; related to skrapa 'to scrape'. The verb dates from the late 19th century.
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- At the end of a minor classic of a scrap, the judges could barely separate the two fighters.
- ‘On days like this you have to play the elements as well as the opposition, which is why it was a bit of a scrap and fight,’ said the manager.
- At his unhappiest when forced into a scrap, O'Sullivan fought back to go in at the interval all square, but his poor form continued and Henry claimed a deserved win.
verb (scraps, scrapping, scrapped)[no object] Back to top
- At 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, the giant enjoys giving his team momentum boosts by scrapping with defenders.
- In fact, the colony of 3,000 seals is pupping now: weaning their fluffy young, scrapping with their sisters and chasing off marauding bulls keen to get them pregnant again.
- It turns out that it was BNP officials he was scrapping with.
- Inevitably, though, the increased production means everyone will be scrapping for profits as competition heats up.
- Confirmation of Webber's move will trigger another frenzy of deal-making as drivers scrap for the last few available places on the grid.
- Frankly, they'll both be awesome this year - lots of competitive fast bikes scrapping for wins.
late 17th century (as a noun in the sense 'sinister plot, scheme'): perhaps from the noun scrape.
- Example sentences
- The Democratic Party is seen as soft and welfare friendly to small town scrappers who feel they've had to fight for all they had.
- There's no doubt the Aussies are better scrappers than most of the other teams and that's seen them in good stead so far.
- You respected him as an unbelievable scrapper with a never-say-die ferocity to play every match as if it was his last.
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