April 27, 2014 - Word of the Day: scrap
The word "scrap" refers to material that remains following a project. Scraps are left over from an activity in which something is made. These scraps may still have a value or some other purpose.
- We give food scraps to our dog.
- That old car is only useful as scrap.
- Large scraps of lumber remained after the construction project was completed.
- Ifra used scrap pieces of fabric to create a quilt.
- Scrap pieces of wood were used to build a fire.
- Scrap metal can be melted and used again.
The word "scrap" can also be used as a verb:
- Donna decided to scrap her car. (She got rid of it.)
- The company decided to scrap their plans for expansion.
- Many people scrapped their vacation plans when they realized the economy was sinking.
Note: The "scr" blended sound is common in English, but it's a challenge for some of my students. Click here to practice your pronunciation of the "scr" sound.
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