Translation of "scrape" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /skreɪp/ us /skreɪp/ present participle scraping, past tense and past participle scraped

to damage the surface of something by rubbing it against something rough

raspar, rasguñar
Jamie fell over and scraped his knee.

to remove something from a surface using a sharp edge

quitar raspando
I had to scrape the ice off the car.
noun uk /skreɪp/ us /skreɪp/

the slight damage caused when you rub a surface with something rough

arañazo, rasguño
He suffered a few cuts and scrapes but nothing serious.

(Translation of “scrape” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /skreip/

to rub against something sharp or rough, usually causing damage

He drove too close to the wall and scraped his car.

to clean, clear or remove by rubbing with something sharp

He scraped his boots clean
He scraped the paint off the door.

to make a harsh noise by rubbing

raspar, rascar
Stop scraping your feet!

to move along something while just touching it

rozar, pasar rozando
The boat scraped against the landing-stage.

to make by scraping

The dog scraped a hole in the sand.
scraper noun

a tool or instrument for scraping, especially one for scraping paint and wallpaper off walls etc.

raspador, rascador
scrape the bottom of the barrel

to (be obliged to) use the least useful, efficient, person or thing available

tocar fondo
We’re short of players for the game but including John would really be scraping the bottom of the barrel.
scrape through phrasal verb

to only just avoid failing

pasar/aprobar por los pelos
He scraped through his exams.
scrape together phrasal verb ( scrape up)

to manage (with difficulty) to find (enough)

reunir a duras penas, ir arañando
I’ll try to scrape a team together for tomorrow’s game.

(Translation of “scrape” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)