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scrap·heap

also scrap heap  (skrăp′hēp′)
n.
1. A pile or heap of waste material.
2. A place for discarding useless or worthless material.
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scrapheap

(ˈskræpˌhiːp)
n
1. a pile of discarded material
2. on the scrapheap (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrapheap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matterscrapheap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dump - a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
2.scrapheap - pile of discarded metal
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
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scrapheap

noun
on the scrapheap discarded, ditched (slang), redundant, written off, jettisoned, put out to grass (informal) Thousands of miners have suddenly found themselves on the scrapheap.
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Translations

scrapheap

scrap heap [ˈskræphiːp] n
(lit)tas m de ferraille
(fig) on the scrap heap → au rancart, au rebut
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

scrapheap

[ˈskræpˌhiːp] nammasso di rottami
to throw on the scrapheap (fig) → mettere nel dimenticatoio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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SPARKS will flying in Coventry next week as three teams of engineers battle it out in a Scrapheap Challenge-style competition.
ANOTHER piece of British bicycle history has been lost with the announcement that Midland gear maker Sturmey Archer is to close - throwing 300 workers on the scrapheap.
A firm backed by public money has thrown its workforce on the scrapheap.
GARY DAVIDSON is determined to thank Kilbirnie Ladeside for saving him from the scrapheap by firing them towards the title.
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Charlton made a swift U-turn in appointing 45-year-old Pardew, on the scrapheap himself just a fortnight ago when he was sacked by the Hammers.
Scott Harrison defends his world featherweight title against Nicky Cook, who promised to dump him on the scrapheap.
RANGERS keeper Roberto Giacomo faces being dumped on the scrapheap.
WIGAN boss Paul Jewell has given injury victims David Thompson and Neil Mellor the chance to climb off the scrapheap. Midfielder Thompson has quit Blackburn to sign for Latics until the end of the season, while Liverpool striker Mellor has joined on loan until May.
They should have offered her some help and support rather than leaving her on the scrapheap. I wish Kate Moss all the strength and courage to pull through this