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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.scrappily - in a bellicose contentious manner; "`Don't trespass onto my property,' the neighbor shouted combatively"
بِقِطَعٍ غَيْر مُتَجانِسَه
í bitum; samhengislaust
parça parçayarım yamalak bir biçimde


(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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The second period started scrappily as Balby Carr looked to get back in to the game.
A Sardor Rashidov corner was scrappily bundled into the net by Sadd striker Bagdad Bounjah, much to the anguish of the Algerian striker.
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 started very scrappily with neither side able to create chances.
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.
We talked at random and scrappily, coming from the clouds and prospect of rain to astronomy.
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.
This effort to fit everything somewhat scrappily into an omnibus policy document has resulted in the lack of a cohesive grand plan to put the economy and public finances back on track.
Chelsea lost Cech to injury at the interval, giving Ross Turnbull his first league appearance of the season, as the second half started openly but scrappily.
A scrappily run women's 1500m final saw both Dobriskey and Weightman finish off the pace as Turkey's Asil Cakir won her country's first track gold.