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scrap·py 1

adj. scrap·pi·er, scrap·pi·est
Composed of scraps; fragmentary: scrappy evidence.

scrap′pi·ly adv.
scrap′pi·ness n.

scrap·py 2

adj. scrap·pi·er, scrap·pi·est
1. Quarrelsome; contentious. See Synonyms at argumentative.
2. Full of fighting spirit.

scrap′pi·ly adv.
scrap′pi·ness n.
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Adv.1.scrappily - in a bellicose contentious manner; "`Don't trespass onto my property,' the neighbor shouted combatively"
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(skrӕp) noun
1. a small piece or fragment. a scrap of paper.
2. (usually in plural) a piece of food left over after a meal. They gave the scraps to the dog.
3. waste articles that are only valuable for the material they contain. The old car was sold as scrap; (also adjective) scrap metal.
4. a picture etc for sticking into a scrapbook.
verbpast tense, past participle scrapped
to discard. They scapped the old television set; She decided to scrap the whole plan.
ˈscrappy adjective
made up of bits and pieces. a scrappy meal.
ˈscrappily adverb
ˈscrappiness noun
ˈscrapbook noun
a book with blank pages on which to stick pictures etc. The actor kept a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings about his career.
scrap heap
a heap of waste material, unwanted objects etc.
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That gave Boro some hope and gradually, scrappily they clawed their way back into the game.
We both came out of our corners a little scrappily at first but we settled into it and I enjoyed the fight."
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The second half started scrappily, Stourbridge becoming increasingly frustrated as they looked for a breakthrough.
The Blues had been forced to retreat into their own area, defend resolutely, scrappily and with determination.
The game began scrappily as both teams seemed to be just testing each other out and finding their opponent's weaknesses.
The book is short, and history is often scrappily presented, but Rainsy is a well-trained economist and a courageous, intelligent patriot.
"How often do you say St Mirren win scrappily? "We either win in style or lose and we need to start picking up points the ugly way.
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Boro grabbed a lifeline on 82 minutes as Adomah acrobatically hooked home a Richie Smallwood header then two minutes later he stooped to head home scrappily from a Frazer Richardson cross, but despite a frantic last gasp assault Boro couldn't get the leveller and the season is now stuck in a lay-by after taking just six points from seven games.