Scrap vs Beef - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between scrap and beef

is that scrap is to make into scrap while beef is to add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.

As nouns the difference between scrap and beef

is that scrap is a (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion or scrap can be a fight, tussle, skirmish while beef is (uncountable) the meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.

As verbs the difference between scrap and beef

is that scrap is to discard or scrap can be to fight while beef is to complain.

As an adjective beef is

being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.

scrap

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) scrappe, from (etyl) skrap, from

Noun

(en noun)
  • A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
  • * De Quincey
  • I have no materials — not a scrap .
    I found a scrap of cloth to patch the hole.
  • (usually, in the plural) Leftover food.
  • Give the scraps to the dogs and watch them fight.
  • Discarded material (especially metal), junk.
  • That car isn't good for anything but scrap .
  • (ethnic slur, offensive) A Hispanic criminal, especially a Mexican or one affiliated to the Norte gang.
  • The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
  • pork scraps
    Derived terms
    * scrap paper * scrapbook * scrapheap * scrappy * scrapyard

    Verb

    (scrapp)
  • To discard.
  • (of a project or plan) To stop working on indefinitely.
  • To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks.
  • To dispose of at a scrapyard.
  • To make into scrap.
  • Derived terms
    * scrapper

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fight, tussle, skirmish.
  • We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.

    Verb

    (scrapp)
  • to fight
  • beef

    English

    (wikipedia beef)

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
  • I love eating beef .
  • # The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
  • lean finely textured beef
  • boneless lean beef trimmings
  • (uncountable) Bovine animals.
  • *
  • A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
  • Do you want to raise beeves ?
  • a grudge (+ with )
  • He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
    He has beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
  • (slang, uncountable) muscle, size, strength
  • Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
    We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.
  • (slang, uncountable) essence, content
  • The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.

    Synonyms

    * (meat of a cow)

    Hyponyms

    * (meat of a cow) veal

    Derived terms

    * beefcake * beef jerky * beef on weck * beefsteak * beef stew * lean finely textured beef * boneless lean beef trimmings * beefy * bully beef * corned beef * where's the beef?

    See also

    * beefwood

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To complain.
  • *
  • To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
  • Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
  • (slang) To fart.
  • Ugh, who just beefed in here?
  • (slang) To feud.
  • Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Yorkshire) To cry
  • David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off

    Derived terms

    * beef up * beef out

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
  • We bought three beef calves this morning.
  • Producing]] or known for raising lots of [[#Noun, beef.
  • beef farms
    beef country
  • Consisting]] of or containing [[#Noun, beef as an ingredient.
  • beef stew