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  Definition of grate
  1. a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
  2. a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
  3. a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
  4. scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
  5. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one''s teeth in anger"
  6. reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"
  7. gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The unjustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
  8. furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
Similar Words: grating, scrape, grind, eat into, fret, rankle

 

Hyponyms: grille, radiator grille, paw, gnash, chew, masticate, manducate, jaw

 

Entailments: rub

 

Part Meronyms: stove, kitchen stove, range, kitchen range, cooking stove, furnace

 

Derivational Morphology: scratch, scrape, scar, mark, abrasion, excoriation, scraper, grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation, grinding, grater, grating

 

Anagrams: great

 

 
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