Translation of scrape in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (act) See examples: to give something a scrape1.2 (sound)raspar algoExample sentences
- The second movement begins with percussion sounds (cymbal scrapes and maracas).
- Passing under the breezeways, there was no sound but the scrape of plastic and concrete, twine and dry skin.
- The whole mess was eerily silent, the only sound the scrape of spoons.
- 3(British English) (Medicine) [colloquial]raspado (masculine) or (Southern Cone) raspaje (masculine)Example sentences
- For Mr Morgan, it may provide the toughest test yet of his durability as Mirror editor following a series of difficult scrapes.
- Thus small-time con man Moss gets mixed up with real villains and, predictably, blackly comic scrapes ensue.
- He has a fortunate knack of emerging victorious from difficult scrapes.
- 1 1.1 (rub against)(grate against)it just scraped the surfacehe scraped the bow across the stringsapenas rozó la superficiedon't scrape your chair on the floorrascó las cuerdas con el arco1.2 (damage, graze)no arrastres la silla(paintwork)(knee/elbow)rasparserasguñarseExample sentences
- Kent slapped the cuffs on both of us, and then tugged cruelly on them, making them scrape against our skin.
- Her chin scraped against the rough bark of a fallen tree trunk and her arm twisted painfully beneath her.
- She felt herself being caught and held, her cheek scraping against the rough concrete as he pulled her upwards.
- Kael looked up at the sound of the chair scraping back along the ground.
- Josephine nodded in my direction and I heard the sound of a chair scraping against the wooden floor.
- The van's sliding door scraped open and three kids got out; a boy and a girl in their early teens, and another boy a few years younger.
- 2 2.1 (clean)(toast)(carrot/potato)to scrape something
offo fromsomethingscrape the mud off your bootsshe scraped the mold off the cheesequítales el barro a las botas(con un cuchillo, contra una piedra etc)he scraped away the layer of varnishraspó el moho del queso2.2le quitó la capa de barniz raspando or rasqueteando(hole)he scraped the plate cleanrebañó el platodejó el plato limpioExample sentences
- We drove along a barely made road that petered out into a dirt track scraped out of the red sandy soil.
- Elsewhere in Sri Lanka, residents took on burial efforts with forks or even bare hands to scrape a final resting place for victims.
- Select a material for the porous dam that can be easily cleaned by scraping the surface.
- Dip your brush lightly, scrape one side clean, then push a small blob of paint carefully along in front of the brush, like a bow wave in front of a boat.
- Simply scrape the surface of the carrots with the blade of a sharp knife - and it wastes less carrot, too.
- 2 2.1 (manage with difficulty) See examples: the car barely scraped past the oncoming truckthe team scraped homeel coche pasó casi rozando el camión que venía2.2 (save)el equipo ganó por los pelos or por un pelo [colloquial]hacer economíasExample sentences
- I scrimped and scraped to get everything they wanted.
- When she was their age, she thinks, we had to scrimp and scrape for soap.
- In reality it is a country sharply divided between a privileged segment of society and millions of workers and middle class people scraping ever harder to make a living.
- we barely manage to scrape along
- he hadn't studied for the exam, but he scraped by
- the party scraped in
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