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grate

adjective (a)

  • Serving to gratify; agreeable. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a frame of iron bars to hold a fire (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: grating
    source: wordnet30
  • a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • furnish with a grate (verb.possession)
    Example:
    A grated fireplace.
    source: wordnet30
  • gnaw into; make resentful or angry (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: eat into, fret, rankle
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Grate carrots and onions.
    Grate nutmeg.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together (verb.contact)
    Synonym: grind
    Example:
    Grate one's teeth in anger.
    source: wordnet30
  • scratch repeatedly (verb.contact)
    Synonym: scrape
    source: wordnet30
  • To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a harsh sound by friction. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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