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English translation of 'trapo'

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masculine noun
1.  (paño para limpiar)
(gen) cloth
(usado, raído) rag
un trapo húmedo a damp cloth
pasar un trapo por [suelo] to give a wipe over or down; [muebles] to dust
2.  (trozo de tela)
(gen) piece of material
(usado, raído) ragpiece of rag
un dragón de cartón y trapo a dragon made of cardboard and rags
▪ idiom: tener manos de trapo to have butterfingers
see also muñeca feminine noun
trapos (informal)
(ropa) clothes
gasta una barbaridad en trapos she spends a fortune on clothes
4.  (Nautical)
(vela) canvassails plural
a todo trapo under full sail
5.  (Bullfighting) (informal) cape
▪ idiom: como or hecho un trapo (informal)
dejar a algn como un trapo (informal) to tear sb to shreds (informal)
estar como un trapo (informal) to be like a limp rag (informal)
poner a algn como un trapo (informal) to lay into sb (informal)slag sb off (very informal)
▪ idiom: entrar a or al trapo to go on the attack
no pudo aguantar más críticas y entró al trapo he couldn’t stand being criticized any longer and went on the attack
▪ idiom: soltar el trapo (al llorar) to burst into tears; (al reír) to burst out laughing
▪ idiom: a todo trapo (informal) (muy rápido) at full speedflat out (informal); (a toda potencia) full blastat full blast; (Latin America) (a todo lujo) in style
iban a todo trapo they were going at full speed or flat out (informal)
tenían la música puesta a todo trapo they had the music on (at) full blast
celebraron la boda a todo trapo they celebrated the wedding in style
llorar a todo trapo to cry one’s eyes out

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Example Sentences Including 'trapo'

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En ocasiones, ya al final del desfile, la tropa parecía de trapo.
Ignacio Carrión Hernández El milagro
Entre José Oneto al trapo , y reproduzca la misma historia, así como parte seria del espectáculo.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Le parecía mentira que un alma viva se albergase bajo aquel trapo fláccido, pero aseguró que, en efecto, era de una suavídad admírable.
Rosa Chacel Teresa
Linde, que hasta entonces había mareado a sus señorías con una retahíla de cifras y letras, no pudo aguantar más críticas y entró a trapo : " Que no nos importa la cultura!
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1995)
Porque Aznar, el pobre, la pifió el otro día entrando a ese trapo y comparándolo con el " caudillaje ".
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)

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'trapo' 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
British English: cloth /klɒθ/ NOUN
for cleaning A cloth is a piece of material that you use to clean something.
  • American English: cloth
  • Arabic: قُمَاشٌ للتَنْظِيف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pano
  • Chinese: 抹布
  • Croatian: krpa
  • Czech: hadr
  • Danish: klud
  • Dutch: doekje
  • European Spanish: trapo
  • Finnish: kangas
  • French: torchon
  • German: Tuch
  • Greek: πανί
  • Italian: strofinaccio
  • Japanese: ふきん
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: klut
  • Polish: ściereczka
  • European Portuguese: pano
  • Romanian: cârpă
  • Russian: тряпка
  • Spanish: paño
  • Swedish: trasa
  • Thai: ผ้า
  • Turkish: bez
  • Ukrainian: ганчірка
  • Vietnamese: giẻ lau


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