debris noun

ADJ. flying She was hit on the head by flying debris. | food, plant, rock These worms feed on plant debris. | garden, industrial, volcanic

QUANT. piece | heap, pile

VERB + DEBRIS scatter, shower The tank exploded, scattering debris all over the field. | clear (away/up), clear sth of, remove Teams of people are working to clear the debris. Remember to clear the drain of debris regularly. | search through, sift through Police have spent the day sifting throught the debris for clues.

DEBRIS + VERB accumulate Debris accumulates at the bottom of the bottle.

PREP. among the ~, in the ~ She found a pair of children's shoes among the debris. | through the ~