In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(act)to give raspasth a scrape — raspar algo
- He slammed the door shut and they heard the scrape of a key in the lock.
- Instead, he heard the scrape of a feed bag being dragged across the floor.
- 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.
- 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 faint scrape of a boot below me; I jumped to the ground.
- There, in that corner room, I heard little more than the scrape of the big pecan tree on the roof.
- I heard the scrape of a dry flint and another man, very regal-looking, materialized.
- As he carried the body to the wagon, he could hear the scrape of the shovel on the soil.
- The second movement begins with percussion sounds (cymbal scrapes and maracas).
- The acoustic guitar sounds a strangled folk tune and the scrape of the strings is sourced and dragged through the track.
- He could hear the scrape of their shoes on the asphalt as they stood, waiting.
- Passing under the breezeways, there was no sound but the scrape of plastic and concrete, twine and dry skin.
- But as I began mentally working out the plot of my next unpublished novel, I heard the unmistakable scrape of skis approaching from behind.
- I ran for the door and opened it just as I heard the scrape of a metal key against the inside of a lock.
- In places, the boat gets so close to the rocky cliffs that we expect to hear an agonizing scrape.
- Lore could hear the scrape of his fingernail against his tooth, and her skin crawled.
- The whole mess was eerily silent, the only sound the scrape of spoons.
- He heard a scrape of something against rock and looked up in dread.
- As if the sound were a signal, the stone lid began to ease back with the grinding scrape of stone on stone.
2informal(predicament)lío masculine informalapuro masculineto get into a scrape — meterse en un lío informal
- they helped me out of a scrape — me sacaron de un lío
3BritishinformalMedicinelegrado masculineraspado masculineraspaje masculine Southern Cone
1rozarrascarit 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(elbow/knee) rasparse(elbow/knee) rasguñarse
3(clean)(toast) raspar(carrot/potato) pelar(woodwork) raspar(woodwork) rascar(woodwork) rasquetearto 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(pan/bowl) restregar(hole) escarbarhe 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
1rozarchirriarthe 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
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