Literal translation: to grate the yuca root. Yuca (cassava) was widely used by the Taino indians (native inhabitants of Hispaniola Island which they called Quisqueya). It continues to be a staple of the Dominican diet, eaten boiled, fried and in bread form.

Meaning: to work hard

Significado: trabajar duro, esforzarse

Use: colloquial

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