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Translation of roce in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 1.1 (contacto) no soporta el roce de la sábana en las quemaduras
    he can't bear the sheet rubbing against o touching his burns
    el roce del zapato le había producido ampollas
    the constant rubbing o chafing of the shoe had given her blisters
    she had blisters where the shoe had rubbed o chafed
    el roce de las dos piezas genera calor
    friction between the two parts produces heat
    el roce de su mejilla
    the brush of her cheek
    tiene los puños gastados por el roce
    his cuffs have worn
    1.2 (marca, señal) See examples: le hicieron un roce al coche
    someone scratched o scraped her car
    el cuello de la camisa tiene roce
    the shirt collar is grimy with wear
  • 2 (fricción, desacuerdo) See examples: no han tenido ni un roce
    they haven't had a single cross word
    there's been no friction between them
    ha habido graves roces dentro del partido
    there have been serious clashes o there has been a lot of friction within the party
    tuvo un roce con la policía
    she had a brush with the law
Example sentences
  • Un simple roce me provoca un dolor demasiado fuerte.
  • La vaselina ha sido utilizada durante años para prevenir las marcas del roce de la ropa en la piel.
  • Es para evitar el roce entre los visitantes y nuestros ciudadanos.

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