1 small piece or amount
ADJ. little She scribbled the address on a little scrap of paper. | food The pigs are fed on food scraps.
PREP. ~ of Every scrap of land in the town has been built on.
2 recyclable items or material
VERB + SCRAP sell sth for The engine has been sold for scrap. | collect
SCRAP + NOUN iron, material, metal, paper, etc. | heap, yard (also scrapyard) My first computer has been consigned to the scrap heap. | dealer, merchant | value Police estimate the scrap value of the lead at around £8,000.
VERB + SCRAP get into, have
PREP. in a/the ~ He looks like he's been in a scrap. | ~ with He had a bit of a scrap with the boy next door.