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Noun: gravel  gra-vul
  1. Rock fragments and pebbles
    - crushed rock
Verb: gravel (gravelled,gravelling, or [US] graveled,graveling)  gra-vul
  1. [US] Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really gravels me";
    - annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at [informal], irritate, rile, nark [Brit, slang], nettle, vex, chafe, devil, tick off [informal], roil [N. Amer]
     
  2. Cover with gravel
     
  3. Confuse or leave at a loss because of something complex or difficult to understand
    "These questions gravel even the experts";
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate [informal], perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, dumbfound

Derived forms: graveling, gravelling, gravelled, graveled, gravels

Type of: be, cover, displease, rock, stone

Encyclopedia: Gravel, John