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grate, grating (noun)
a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
grate, grating (verb)
a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
furnish with a grate
"a grated fireplace"
eat into, fret, rankle, grate (verb)
gnaw into; make resentful or angry
"The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface
"grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"
grate, grind (verb)
make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
"grate one's teeth in anger"
scrape, grate (verb)
"The cat scraped at the armchair"
A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.
To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.
To rub against, making a (usually unpleasant) squeaking sound.
To grate on one's nerves; to irritate or annoy.