Translation of scrape in Spanish:


Pronunciation /skreɪp//skreɪp/


  • 1

    • 1.1(act)

      to give raspasth a scrape raspar algo

    • 1.2(sound)

      chirrido masculine
      • Instead, he heard the scrape of a feed bag being dragged across the floor.
      • I ran for the door and opened it just as I heard the scrape of a metal key against the inside of a lock.
      • He heard a scrape of something against rock and looked up in dread.
      • The second movement begins with percussion sounds (cymbal scrapes and maracas).
      • The whole mess was eerily silent, the only sound the scrape of spoons.
      • But as I began mentally working out the plot of my next unpublished novel, I heard the unmistakable scrape of skis approaching from behind.
      • Lore could hear the scrape of his fingernail against his tooth, and her skin crawled.
      • The acoustic guitar sounds a strangled folk tune and the scrape of the strings is sourced and dragged through the track.
      • There, in that corner room, I heard little more than the scrape of the big pecan tree on the roof.
      • He slammed the door shut and they heard the scrape of a key in the lock.
      • After about twenty seconds, he heard the subtle scrape of metal as the door was unlocked.
      • Flavia heard the scrape of footsteps, quick and light, on the loose rocks of the road.
      • He could hear the scrape of their shoes on the asphalt as they stood, waiting.
      • As he carried the body to the wagon, he could hear the scrape of the shovel on the soil.
      • Passing under the breezeways, there was no sound but the scrape of plastic and concrete, twine and dry skin.
      • I heard the faint scrape of a boot below me; I jumped to the ground.
      • In places, the boat gets so close to the rocky cliffs that we expect to hear an agonizing scrape.
      • As if the sound were a signal, the stone lid began to ease back with the grinding scrape of stone on stone.
      • While slamming doors and sandpaper scrapes produce sounds, they generally are not perceived as musical because they lack a continuous fundamental tone.
      • I heard the scrape of a dry flint and another man, very regal-looking, materialized.

  • 2informal

    lío masculine informal
    apuro masculine
    to get into a scrape meterse en un lío informal
    • they helped me out of a scrape me sacaron de un apuro
    • The siblings always get into some kind of scrape or moral dilemma, and there are a lot of siblings to choose from.
    • Each week, members of the public get the chance to lure their loved ones into wittily original set-ups, scrapes and moral dilemmas.
    • Some years ago, before she got busy getting people out of scrapes, Prudie went as a reporter to a nudists' event in Indiana.
    • This year she's gotten me out of more scrapes than usual, and bought us our own home-use stomach pump, so I needed to be extra expressive.
    • Thus small-time con man Moss gets mixed up with real villains and, predictably, blackly comic scrapes ensue.
    • Since I'm on the football team and I had some scrapes with those guys, a lot of people want to blame me.
    • He has a fortunate knack of emerging victorious from difficult scrapes.
    • He was a brash, very arrogant, sort of combative personality, which got him into a lot of scrapes on the court.
    • For Mr Morgan, it may provide the toughest test yet of his durability as Mirror editor following a series of difficult scrapes.
    • He has preached of walking away from scrapes and avoiding trouble because players must behave for the sake of the game.
    • Other adventurers, thousands of them, doubtless got into similar scrapes and difficulties, but they ended their days on a dueller's sword or died in a debtors' prison.
    • He was one of the great characters, capable of getting himself into the most awful scrapes and then extracting himself from the mire by using his agile brain and wit.
    • Haven't you been in worse scrapes with Gina?
    • During that time, he endured a series of scrapes, some deeply embarrassing, before the fall-out from an affair finally cost him the arts brief.
    • It took him seven years to untangle that dream but a man who could sing like Uncle Jim was bound to get in scrapes now and then: he expected it and we expected it.
  • 3Britishinformal

    legrado masculine
    raspado masculine
    raspaje masculine Southern Cone

transitive verb

  • 1

    (rub against) rozar
    (grate against) rascar
    it just scraped the surface apenas rozó la superficie
    • he scraped the bow across the strings rascó las cuerdas con el arco
    • don't scrape your chair on the floor no arrastres la silla
  • 2

    (damage, graze)
    (paintwork) rayar
    (knee/elbow) rasparse
    (elbow/knee) rasguñarse
  • 3

    (toast) raspar
    (potato/carrot) pelar
    (woodwork) raspar
    (woodwork) rascar
    (woodwork) rasquetear
    to scrape sth off / from sth
    • scrape the mud off your boots quítales el barro a las botas con un cuchillo, contra una piedra etc
    • she scraped the mold off the cheese raspó el moho del queso
    • he scraped away the layer of varnish le quitó la capa de barniz raspando / rasqueteando
  • 4

    (bowl/pan) fregar
    (bowl/pan) restregar
    (hole) escarbar
    he scraped the plate clean dejó el plato limpio
  • 5

    (narrowly achieve)
    to scrape a pass aprobar raspando / arañando
    • to scrape a majority apenas alcanzar una escasa mayoría

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (rub, grate) rozar
    (make a noise) chirriar
    the roof scraped against the bridge el techo rozó el puente
  • 2

    (manage with difficulty)
    the car barely scraped past the oncoming truck el coche pasó casi rozando el camión que venía
    • the team scraped home el equipo ganó por los pelos / por un pelo
  • 3

    hacer economías