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Spanish translation of “scrape”

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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