- 1 1.1 countable (of paper, cloth, leather)pedacito (masculine)scraps of fabric
trocito (masculine)retazos (masculine plural)(Spain) retales (masculine plural)she's just a scrap of a kides un renacuajo [colloquial]es un escuincle (Mexico) [colloquial]she ate every last scrapse comió hasta el último bocadoExample 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 rumorshe hasn't done a scrap of workno ha movido un dedono ha hecho absolutamente nadano ha dado golpe (Spain) [colloquial]it doesn't make a scrap of difference what you thinklo que tú pienses no importa en lo más mínimoExample sentences
- 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.
- 2also: scraps plural2.1 (leftover food)sobras (feminine plural)Example sentences2.2 (cracklings) (American English)
chicharrones (masculine plural)cortezas (feminine plural) de cerdo (Spain)
- 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.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 (abandon, cancel)(plan)
- 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.
- 2 (convert to scrap)(car/ship/machinery)
desguazar or (Mexico) deshuesar or (Chile) desarmarExample sentences
- 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.
intransitive verb -pp-
- [colloquial]pelearseExample 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.
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