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scrappage Line breaks: scrap|page
Pronunciation: /ˈskrapɪdʒ/

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Definition of scrappage in English:


[mass noun]
1The action of scrapping old or inoperative vehicles, vessels, or machines: they arranged for the wreck to be removed for scrappage
More example sentences
  • Whatever else has gone wrong for the Government, scrappage has been a clear success.
  • And scrappage has been at least revenue-neutral for the Government, which cashed in on the flow of VAT paid on new cars.
  • Cars bought through scrappage had average CO2 emissions of 132.7 g/km.
1.1 [often as modifier] A government programme that gives drivers a financial incentive to replace old cars with newer, more fuel-efficient ones: a car scrappage scheme
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  • Car companies have inflated forecourt prices by up to a third to claw back scrappage discounts, an undercover investigation has found.
  • Car manufacturers dispute the actual number of sales made under the 2,000 scrappage incentive.
  • Unlike volume carmakers, they could not profit from government-sponsored scrappage incentive schemes.
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