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Translation of rayar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

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

also: rayarse verbo pronominal

  • 1
    to get scratched
    este suelo se raya con facilidad
    this floor scratches easily o 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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