- 1 1.1 c (of paper, cloth, leather) pedacito (m), trocito (m) scraps of fabric retazos (mpl) or (Esp) retales (mpl) she's just a scrap of a kid es un renacuajo [familiar/colloquial], es un escuincle (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] she ate every last scrap se comió hasta el último bocadoMore example sentences1.2 (single bit) (with neg, no pl) there's not a scrap of truth in the rumor no hay ni (una) pizca or ni un ápice de verdad en el rumor she hasn't done a scrap of work no ha movido un dedo, no ha hecho absolutamente nada, no ha dado golpe (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] it doesn't make a scrap of difference what you think lo que tú pienses no importa en lo más mínimo
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- 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.
- 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.
- 2(scraps pl)2.1 (leftover food) sobras (fpl), sobros (mpl) (AmC) 2.2 (cracklings) (AmE) chicharrones (mpl), cortezas (fpl) de cerdo (Esp)More example sentences
- 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.
- 3 u (reusable waste) is that paper (for) scrap? ¿ese papel es para borrador? we sold our car for scrap vendimos el coche como chatarra (before n) scrap dealer chatarrero, -ra (m,f) scrap iron o metal chatarra (f) scrap merchant chatarrero, -ra (m,f) scrap paper papel (m) para borrador he sold the car for its scrap value vendió el coche como chatarra
- 1.1 (abandon, cancel) [idea] desechar, descartar; [plan] abandonar; [regulation] abolir*More example sentences1.2 (convert to scrap) [car/ship/machinery] desguazar* or (Méx) deshuesar or (Chi) desarmar 1.3 (throw away) tirar a la basura, botar (AmL exc RPl)
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- 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.
- 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.
- [colloquial/familiar] pelearseMore example sentences
- 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.