restregar

restregar(
rrehs
-
treh
-
gahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to move one's hand back and forth over)
a. to rub
En la película un genio salía de la lámpara mágica al restregarla.In the movie a genie came out of the magic lamp when it was rubbed.
b. to rub hard
Si quieres acabar con esa mancha tendrás que restregarla.If you want to get rid of that stain you'll have to rub it hard.
c. to scrub (for cleaning)
Esta suciedad solo se quita restregando con un estropajo.You'll only get this dirt out by scrubbing it with a scourer.
restregarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to chafe)
a. to rub
Cuando un niño se restriega los ojos significa que tiene sueño.When a child rubs his eyes it means he's sleepy.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to chafe)
a. to rub
El gato se restregaba contra mis piernas porque quería que le diera su comida.The cat was rubbing against my legs because he wanted me to give him his food.
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restregar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (frotar)
a. to rub hard
2. (para limpiar)
a. to scrub
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (frotarse)
a. to rub
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restregar
transitive verb
(con cepillo, estropajo) to scrub; (con trapo) to rub; rub hard;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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