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Noun: grate  greyt
  1. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    - grating
     
  2. A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
     
  3. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    - grating
Verb: grate  greyt
  1. Furnish with a grate
    "a grated fireplace"
     
  2. Gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    "The injustice grated her";
    - eat into, fret, rankle
     
  3. Reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface
    "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"
     
  4. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
    "grate one's teeth in anger";
    - grind
     
  5. Scratch repeatedly
    - scrape

Sounds like: grammar, gamma, grrate, g

Derived forms: grated, grating, grates

Type of: annoy, barrier, bother, break up, chafe, devil, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, framework, furnish, get at, get to, gravel [US], irritate, nark [Brit], nettle, noise, provide, rag, render, rile, rub, supply, vex

Part of: cooking stove, furnace, kitchen range, kitchen stove, oven, range, stove

Encyclopedia: Grate