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  Definition of gravel
  1. rock fragments and pebbles
  2. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don''t know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  3. cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway"
  4. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
  5. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
Similar Words: crushed rock, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, amaze, dumbfound, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, chafe, devil, grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough

 

See Also: puzzle over, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work

 

Hyponyms: ballast, bank gravel, pit-run gravel, pit run, shingle, stump, mix up, riddle, elude, escape, get, get under one's skin, eat into, fret, rankle, grate, peeve, ruffle, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke, antagonize, antagonise

 

Grouped Verbs: chafe

 

Derivational Morphology: stupefaction, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, poser, stumper, toughie, sticker, puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, mystery, enigma, secret, closed book, crushed rock, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan, irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration, annoying, tease, annoyer, vexer, pique, temper, aggravation, provocation, irritant, thorn, bother, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass

 

 
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