Quick answer
"Wrenching" is a form of "wrench", a noun which is often translated as "la llave inglesa". "Scraping" is a noun which is often translated as "el raspado". Learn more about the difference between "wrenching" and "scraping" below.
wrench(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tool)
a. la llave inglesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you pass me the wrench so that I can remove this bolt?¿Me puedes pasar la llave inglesa para que pueda quitar este perno?
2. (violent motion)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Your sprain is likely due to a sudden wrench in the joint.Tu esguince se deba probablemente a un tirón repentino en la articulación.
b. el jalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She gave a wrench to the rope behind her back and set herself free.Pegó un jalón a la cuerda detrás de su espalda y se liberó.
3. (medicine)
a. la torcedura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The wrench in his knee was so painful that he could not walk for weeks.La torcedura de rodilla fue tan dolorosa que no pudo caminar por semanas.
4. (emotional pain)
a. el dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was a wrench for her to leave her children at home unsupervised.Le fue un dolor dejar a sus niños en casa sin supervisión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to remove violently)
a. tirar
He wrenched the door from its hinges with a yank.Tiró la puerta de las bisagras con un tirón.
b. arrancar
She wrenched the toy from her younger sister's hands.Ella arrancó el juguete de las manos de su hermana menor.
6. (medicine)
a. torcerse
I slipped and wrenched my ankle yesterday, so it is very difficult to walk.Me resbalé y me torcí el tobillo ayer, así que es muy difícil caminar.
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scraping
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act and product of scraping)
a. el raspado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pathologist took a skin scraping from Andrea to analyze under a microscope.El patólogo le tomó un raspado de piel a Andrea para analizar en el microscopio.
b. el legrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(medicine)
Carl went in for a scraping to remove a spur on his heel.Carl se sometió a un legrado para quitarse un osteofito del tobillo.
2. (gathered residue)
a. el residuo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Alex gave the dog the scrapings from his dinner plate.Alex le dio al perro el residuo de su plato de la cena.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (that brushes)
a. que roza
Melinda entered the ballroom wearing a floor scraping gown.Melinda entró en el salón de baile con un vestido que roza el piso.
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