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American English: /ræsp/
British English: /rɑːsp/

Translation of rasp in Spanish:


transitive verb

  • 1.1 (scrape)
    1.2 (say) See examples: the captain rasped (out) the order
    el capitán dio la orden con aspereza
    get out of here, he rasped
    —¡fuera de aquí! —bramó
    Example sentences
    • Initially, wood is rasped evenly from the length of each limb on the bow.
    • The thrips will rasp the foliage, leaving whitish streaks.
    • Any flares present at this time are removed by rasping the lower part of the hoof wall from the outside.
    Example sentences
    • Pale knuckles rasped against its worn surface, falling in gentle depressions in the wood made by countless other such actions.

intransitive verb

  • hacer un ruido áspero

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