fight vs scrap what difference

what is difference between fight and scrap

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English fighten, from Old English feohtan (to fight, combat, strive), from Proto-West Germanic *fehtan, from Proto-Germanic *fehtaną (to comb, tease, shear, struggle with), from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- (to comb, shear).

Cognate with Scots fecht (to fight), West Frisian fjochtsje, fjuchte (to fight), Dutch vechten (to fight), Low German fechten (to fight), German fechten (to fight, fence), Swedish fäkta (to fence, to fight (using blade weapons), to wave vigorously (and carelessly) with one’s arms), Latin pectō (comb, thrash, verb), Albanian pjek (to hit, strive, fight), Ancient Greek πέκω (pékō, comb or card wool, verb). Related also to Old English feht (wool, shaggy pelt, fleece).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fīt, IPA(key): /faɪt/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): [fʌɪt]
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb

fight (third-person singular simple present fights, present participle fighting, simple past fought, past participle fought or (archaic) foughten)

  1. (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.
  2. (reciprocal) To contend in physical conflict with each other, either singly or in war, battle etc.
  3. (intransitive) To strive for something; to campaign or contend for success.
  4. (transitive) To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.).
    • 1856, Thomas Macaulay, Life of Samuel Johnson
      was left to fight his way through the world.
    • I have fought a good fight.
  5. (transitive) To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with.
  6. (transitive) To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract.
  7. (transitive, archaic) To cause to fight; to manage or manoeuvre in a fight.
  8. (intransitive) Of colours or other design elements: to clash; to fail to harmonize.
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:fight
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: feti
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English fight, feyght, fiȝt, fecht, from Old English feoht, ġefeoht, from Proto-West Germanic *fehtan, from Proto-Germanic *fehtą, *gafehtą (fight, struggle), from Proto-Germanic *fehtaną (to struggle with). Cognate with Dutch gevecht, German Gefecht.

Noun

fight (countable and uncountable, plural fights)

  1. An occasion of fighting.
  2. (archaic) A battle between opposing armies.
  3. A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups.
  4. (sports) A boxing or martial arts match.
  5. A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife.
  6. (uncountable) The will or ability to fight.
  7. (obsolete) A screen for the combatants in ships.
    • 1673, John Dryden, Amboyna
      Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:fight
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: feti
    • Dutch: fittie
  • Japanese: ファイト (faito)
Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skɹæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

Middle English scrappe, from Old Norse skrap, from skrapa (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-Germanic *skrapōną, *skrepaną (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *skreb-, *skrep- (to engrave)

Noun

scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
    • 1852, Thomas De Quincey, Sir William Hamilton (published in Hogg’s Instructor)
      I have no materials — not a scrap.
    I found a scrap of cloth to patch the hole.
  2. (usually in the plural) Leftover food.
    Give the scraps to the dogs and watch them fight.
  3. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
    pork scraps
  4. (uncountable) Discarded objects (especially metal) that may be dismantled to recover their constituent materials, junk.
  5. (Britain, in the plural) A piece of deep-fried batter left over from frying fish, sometimes sold with chips.
  6. (uncountable) Loose-leaf tobacco, especially of a grade representing sweepings left over from handling higher grades.
  7. (ethnic slur, offensive) A Hispanic criminal, especially a Mexican or one affiliated with the Sureno gang.
  8. (obsolete) A snare for catching birds.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

scrap (third-person singular simple present scraps, present participle scrapping, simple past and past participle scrapped)

  1. (transitive) To discard.
  2. (transitive, of a project or plan) To stop working on indefinitely.
  3. (intransitive) To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks.
  4. (transitive) To dispose of at a scrapyard.
  5. (transitive) To make into scrap.
Derived terms
  • scrapper
Translations

Etymology 2

Unknown

Noun

scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A fight, tussle, skirmish.
    We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.
Translations

Verb

scrap (third-person singular simple present scraps, present participle scrapping, simple past and past participle scrapped)

  1. to fight
Translations

Anagrams

  • APCRs, Carps, RSPCA, carps, craps, parcs, pracs, scarp

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