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Spanish translation of 'rag'

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rag 1

[ræɡ ]
1.  (piece of cloth) trapo m
(old clothes) harapos mpltrapos mpl viejos
to be in rags andar or estar en harapos
dressed in rags cubierto de harapos
from rags to riches de pobre a rico
to feel like a wet rag (informal) estar hecho un trapo
▪ idiom: to put on one's glad rags vestirse de domingo
▪ idiom: to chew the rag (US) (informal) (chat) charlarpasar el rato; (argue) discutir
▪ idiom: it's like a red rag to a bull no hay nada que más le enfurezca
▪ idiom: to lose one's rag (British) (very informal) perder los estribos
2.  (informal) (newspaper) periodicucho (inf) mperiódico m de mala muerte (inf)
Word Frequency

rag 2

[ræɡ ]
(practical joke) broma f pesada
(University) (parade) fiesta f benéfica (de estudiantes)
transitive verb
(tease) tomar el pelo a (inf)
they were ragging him about his new tie le estaban tomando el pelo con la corbata nueva (inf)
intransitive verb
I was only ragging lo dije en bromaera solo una broma

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Example Sentences Including 'rag'

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People wore masks or tied rags about their faces.
Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
The purveyor of luxury goods has decided to replace some old rags with shiny new stock for spring.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She inhabits a world most are dying to read about in gossip rags.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
So get your glad rags on and cheer on a winning stallion.
The Sun (2009)
His stiff dignity hung about him in rags and tatters.
Frances Hodgson Burnett Emily Fox-Seton (1901)
Put on your glad rags and book a babysitter.
The Sun (2012)
Put on your glad rags and remember the couple that you used to be.
The Sun (2017)
That too failed, so oily rags were lit to set fire to the den.
The Sun (2008)
She just dressed in any old rags.
Shawn Levy READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)

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'rag' in Other Languages

British English: rag /ræɡ/ NOUN
A rag is a piece of old cloth which you can use to clean or wipe things.
...dry it with a rag.
  • American English: rag
  • Arabic: خَرْقَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: trapo
  • Chinese: 抹布
  • Croatian: krpa
  • Czech: hadr
  • Danish: klud
  • Dutch: vod
  • European Spanish: trapo
  • Finnish: riepu
  • French: guenille
  • German: Fetzen
  • Greek: κουρέλι
  • Italian: straccio
  • Japanese: ぼろきれ
  • Korean: 헝겊 조각
  • Norwegian: fille
  • Polish: szmata
  • European Portuguese: trapo
  • Romanian: cârpă
  • Russian: ковер
  • Spanish: trapo
  • Swedish: trasa
  • Thai: ผ้าขี้ริ้ว
  • Turkish: çaput
  • Ukrainian: ганчірка
  • Vietnamese: giẻ rách


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