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Scrap /skræp/

Verb or Noun 動詞或名詞

英國廣播電台BBC在一則報導日本東京2020奧林匹克運動會吉祥物的選拔中提到 :

Tokyo 2020 has run into design snafus in the past – it scrapped a Zaha Hadid design for a stadium in favor of a more scaled-down look, and changed its logos after a plagiarism controversy.

意思是東京2020設計在過去的一段搞出了大混亂,取缔了Zaha Hadid為一個場館的設計,只是把它簡單化,最後因抄襲爭論而取消了原來的商標。

Scrap 在用作動詞時可解作取消或取締原來的計劃,例如:

We scrapped our plans for a trip to Italy.

我們取消了原來往意大利的計劃安排。

亦可用作除去的意思:

Hundreds of nuclear weapons have been scrapped.

幾百的核武器被除去了。

但當Scrap 用在名詞的時候,很普遍和舊機器或舊車用在一起,當我們把舊車賣走而當作廢鐵時,我們會說:

We sold our old car for scrap.

零碎的物件或食物都會被稱為Scrap :

Do you have a scrap of paper I can write on?

請問你有沒有碎纸可给我寫些東西?

We give all our scraps to our cat. 我們將那些剩餘的小塊食物给了我們的貓。

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