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rayar

Translation of rayar in English:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 2 (aproximarse)rayar en algo
    to border on something
    verge on something
    su historia raya en lo inverosímil
    his story verges or borders on the implausible
    debe estar rayando (en) los cincuenta
    he must be getting on for or pushing fifty [colloquial]

also: rayarse pronominal verb

  • 1
    (suelo/mesa)
    to get scratched
    este suelo se raya con facilidad
    this floor scratches easily 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
Example sentences
  • Al rayar el alba ya estábamos camino a los gélidos nevados y lagunas.
  • Evita rayar los libros, porque se dañan.
  • El ministro de Hacienda se apresuró a rayar la cancha.
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