Translation of scrabble in Spanish:
- (dog/chicken)they were scrabbling in the dust for the coinsI was scrabbling frantically for a footholdescarbaban en la tierra buscando las monedasI was scrabbling about in the dark looking for my keybuscaba desesperadamente un lugar donde apoyar el pieestaba buscando la llave a tientas en la oscuridadExample sentences
- There are several false alarms, but eventually his dogs scrabble madly at the base of a tree.
- Birds and other unseen creatures scrabble about in the windswept bushes of central park, but I would rather not deliberate too much about that.
- This sunny, summer evening, we are watching small dogs scrabble around on a drab linoleum floor.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.