Translation of rayar in English:

rayar

vt

vi

  • 2 (aproximarse) rayar en algo to border on sth, verge on sth su historia raya en lo inverosímil his story verges o/or borders on the implausible debe estar rayando (en) los cincuenta he must be getting on for o/or pushing fifty [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 [literario/literary] (amanecer) al rayar el alba/día at the break of day [literario/literary], at daybreak, at dawn

rayarse v pron

  • 1 [suelo/mesa] to get scratched este suelo se raya con facilidad this floor scratches easily o/or is easily scratched mete el disco en la funda para que no se raye put the record in its sleeve so that it doesn't get scratched

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