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Translation of "scrape" - English-Spanish dictionary

scrape

verb /skreip/
to rub against something sharp or rough, usually causing damage arañar He drove too close to the wall and scraped his car. to clean, clear or remove by rubbing with something sharp raspar 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 cavar 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.
(Definition of scrape from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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