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Translation of trapo in English:

masculine noun

  • 1 (para limpiar) 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 (Nautical)
    under full sail
    (muy rápido) [colloquial]
    flat out [colloquial]
    (sin ahorrar) (South America) [colloquial]
    with no expense spared
    llorar a todo trapo
    to cry one's eyes out
    dejar a alguien hecho un trapo [colloquial]
    to knock the stuffing out of somebody [colloquial]
    to take it out of somebody [colloquial]
    to lay into somebody [colloquial]
    to tear somebody to shreds [colloquial]
    poner a alguien como los trapos [colloquial]
    to tear somebody to shreds [colloquial]
    to lay into somebody [colloquial]
    sacar los trapos sucios al sol or a relucir or (Latin America) sacar los trapitos al sol [colloquial]
    to reveal personal secrets ( 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 [colloquial]
    to burst into tears
    tratar a alguien como un trapo (de piso) (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    to treat somebody like dirt [colloquial]
    to walk all over somebody [colloquial]
    los trapos sucios se lavan en casa
    you shouldn't wash your dirty linen in public
Example sentences
  • La Sra. Ruby tiene muchos trapos sucios que esconder.
  • Pero vamos raudos al mes de abril camino a nuevos trapos rojos.
  • El gobierno con sus trapos rojos no desviará nuestra atención.
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