rajar


rajar
v.
1 to crack.
El calor raja el cuero The heat cracks the leather.
2 to slash, to cut up (informal) (apuñalar).
3 to natter on, to witter on (informal) (hablar). (peninsular Spanish)
4 to rip open, to rip apart, to rip up.
El clavo rajó mi vestido The nail ripped open my dress.
5 to boast, to brag.
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rajar
verbo transitivo
1 (hender) to split, crack
2 (hacer tajadas) to slice
3 argot (acuchillar) to cut up
verbo intransitivo
1 familiar figurado (jactarse) to show off, boast
2 familiar figurado (hablar mucho) to chatter, babble on
3 familiar figurado (desacreditar) to criticize
verbo pronominal rajarse
1 (partirse) to split, crack
2 familiar (desistir) to back out, quit
3 familiar (acobardarse) to chicken out
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verb
to crack, split
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1. VT
1) [+ papel, tejido] to tear, rip; [+ neumático, rueda] to slash; [+ vidrio, cerámica] to crack; [+ leña] to chop up
2) * (=acuchillar) to cut up *
3) LAm (=calumniar) to slander, run down
4) LAm ** [+ examen] to flunk *, fail
5) And, Caribe (=aplastar) to crush, defeat; (=arruinar) to ruin; (=fastidiar) to annoy
6) Cono Sur * [+ trabajador] to fire *
2. VI
1) * (=hablar mucho) to natter *

rajar de algn — * (=criticar) to slag sb off *

2) * (=jactarse) to brag
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (agrietar) to crack, cause ... to crack
b) (desgarrar) to tear, rip
c) (arg) <persona> to knife (colloq)

le rajó el cuello — he slit his throat (colloq)

2)
a) (CS fam) (criticar) to run ... down
b) (Andes) (en examen) (fam) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)
2.
rajar vi
a) (Col, Per fam) (criticar)

rajar DE alguien — to badmouth somebody (AmE colloq), to slag somebody off (BrE colloq)

b) (Bol, CS fam) (huir rápido) to run away

rajemos de aquí — let's get out of here (colloq), let's beat it (colloq)

3.
rajarse v pron
1) pared/cerámica to crack; tela to split, tear, rip
2)
a) (fam) (echarse atrás) to back out
b) (Col, Per fam) (en examen) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)
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= crack.
Ex. A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.
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* rajarse = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (agrietar) to crack, cause ... to crack
b) (desgarrar) to tear, rip
c) (arg) <persona> to knife (colloq)

le rajó el cuello — he slit his throat (colloq)

2)
a) (CS fam) (criticar) to run ... down
b) (Andes) (en examen) (fam) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)
2.
rajar vi
a) (Col, Per fam) (criticar)

rajar DE alguien — to badmouth somebody (AmE colloq), to slag somebody off (BrE colloq)

b) (Bol, CS fam) (huir rápido) to run away

rajemos de aquí — let's get out of here (colloq), let's beat it (colloq)

3.
rajarse v pron
1) pared/cerámica to crack; tela to split, tear, rip
2)
a) (fam) (echarse atrás) to back out
b) (Col, Per fam) (en examen) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)
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= crack.

Ex: A data base must respond to a dynamic reality in which terms, 'strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still'.

* rajarse = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).

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rajar [A1 ]
vt
A
1 (agrietar) ‹pared/cerámica› to crack, cause … to crack
2 (desgarrar) ‹tela› to tear, rip
3 (arg); ‹persona› to knife (colloq)
si te mueves te rajo el cuello move and I'll slit your throat (colloq)
B
1 (CS fam) (criticar) to run … down, slag … off (BrE colloq)
2 (Andes) (en un examen) (fam) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)
3 (RPl fam) (echar) to kick … out (colloq)
■ rajar
vi
1 (Esp fam) (hablar mucho) to babble on (colloq)
2 (Col, Per fam) (criticar) rajar DE algn; to badmouth sb (AmE colloq), to slag sb off (BrE colloq)
3 (Bol, CS fam) (huir rápido) to run away
rajemos, que viene la maestra the teacher's coming, let's get out of here o let's beat it o let's split (colloq)
salieron rajando cuando llegó la policía they ran for it o they ran away when the police arrived, they hightailed it (AmE) o (BrE) scarpered when the police arrived (colloq)
rajarse
v pron
A
1 «pared/cerámica» to crack
2 «tela» to tear, rip; «pantalones» to split
B
1 (fam) (echarse atrás) to back out
no fuimos porque se rajaron we didn't go because they pulled out o backed out
tienes que venir, no te rajes you have to come, don't try to back out of it o don't try to get out of it
2 (Col, Per fam) (en examen) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)
3
(Bol, Chi fam) (ser generoso): hoy que es tu cumpleaños, rájate con un vinito since it's your birthday today, why don't you buy o (BrE) stand us a drink?
4 (Chi) (pasarse) to go overboard (colloq)
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rajar (conjugate rajar) verbo transitivo
1
a) (agrietar) to crack, cause … to crack

b) (con cuchillo, navaja) ‹neumático/lienzoto slash

2
a) (CS fam) (criticar) to run … down

b) (Andes) (en examen) (fam) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)

rajarse verbo pronominal
1 [pared/cerámica] to crack;
[tela] to split, tear, rip
2 (fam) (acobardarse) to back off
rajar
I verbo transitivo
1 (una fruta, un embutido) to slice
2 (un objeto) to crack, split
(un neumático) to slash
3 argot (a una persona) to knife, stab
II vi fam to chat: estuvieron rajando toda la tarde, they were chatting all afternoon
'rajar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abrir
- quebrar
English:
rip
- slash
- slit
- crack
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rajar
vt
1. [cerámica, puerta] to crack;
[tela] to tear, to rip; [piel] to gash;
le rajaron un neumático he had one of his tyres slashed
2. Esp [melón, sandía] to slice
3. Fam [herir con navaja] to slash, to cut (up);
dame el dinero o te rajo hand over the money or I'll cut you up
4. Col, PRico [aplastar, apabullar] to crush, to defeat
5. Andes, RP Fam [echar] to chuck out
6. Andes, RP Fam [criticar] to knock, to pull to pieces
7. Andes Fam [reprobar] to fail
8. Ven Fam [beber] to knock back
vi
Fam
1. Esp [hablar] to chatter, esp Br to natter, Br to witter on;
estuvo toda la tarde rajando por teléfono he spent the whole afternoon chatting o esp Br nattering on the phone
2. Andes, Carib, RP Fam [huir] Br to scarper, US to hightail it
3. Andes, Carib, RP Fam
rajando [a toda velocidad] at top speed;
se comió la sopa rajando she guzzled the soup down as fast as she could
See also the pronominal verb rajarse
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rajar
I v/t
1 fruta cut, slice
2 cerámica crack
3 neumático slash
II v/i fam
gossip
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rajar vt
hender: to crack, to split
rajar vi
1) fam : to chatter
2) fam : to boast, to brag
See also the reflexive verb rajarse
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rajar vb to cut [pt. & pp. cut] / to slice
rajó el melón para probarlo she sliced the melon to try it

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