Translation of trapo in English:

trapo

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  • 1 (para limpiar) cloth pásale un trapo mojado a la mesa wipe the table with a damp cloth unos trapos viejos para limpiar los pinceles some old rags to wipe the brushes on a todo trapo [Náutica/Nautical] under full sail (muy rápido) [familiar/colloquial], flat out [familiar/colloquial]; (sin ahorrar) (América del Sur/South America) [familiar/colloquial], with no expense spared llorar a todo trapo to cry one's eyes out dejar a algn hecho un trapo [familiar/colloquial] [situación] to knock the stuffing out of sb [familiar/colloquial], to take it out of sb [familiar/colloquial] [persona] to lay into sb [familiar/colloquial], to tear sb to shreds [familiar/colloquial] poner a algn como los trapos [familiar/colloquial] to tear sb to shreds [familiar/colloquial], to lay into sb [familiar/colloquial] sacar los trapos sucios al sol or a relucir or (América Latina/Latin America) sacar los trapitos al sol [familiar/colloquial] to reveal personal secrets ( o/or inside information etc) si hay una investigación muchos temen que se saquen los trapos al sol many fear that their secrets will be made public if there is an investigation si vamos a empezar a sacarnos los trapos a relucir if we're going to start telling home truths, if we're going to start washing our dirty linen in public soltar el trapo [familiar/colloquial] to burst into tears tratar a algn como un trapo (de piso) (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to treat sb like dirt [familiar/colloquial], to walk all over sb [familiar/colloquial] los trapos sucios se lavan en casa you shouldn't wash your dirty linen in public

    Compounds

    trapo de cocina

    trapo del polvo

    trapo de piso

    trapo de sacudir

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