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Definition of 'grate'


  1. a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: grating


  1. furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
  2. gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: grind
  5. scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
       Synonyms: scrape

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