b : manufactured articles or parts rejected or discarded và useful only as material for reprocessing especially : waste and discarded metal

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2 : to lớn abandon or get rid of as no longer of enough worth or effectiveness lớn retain scrap outworn methods

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Verb (1)

disthẻ, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean lớn get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless. discard old clothes cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation. cast off her friends shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless và encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster. shed a bad habit finally sloughed off the depression scrap và junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent size. scrap all the old ways would junk our educational system

First Known Use of scrap

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

circa 1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1846, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scrap

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old Norse skrap scraps; akin to Old Norse skrapa to lớn scrape

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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The first known use of scrap was in the 14th century

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