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grate

noun

1 grate

A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.

synonym: grating.

Roget 386: furnace, stove, kiln, oven; cracker; hearth, focus, combustion chamber; athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory; volcano; forge, fiery furnace; ... show more

Dutch: rooster
Polish: ruszt



2 grate

A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something.

3 grate

A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.

synonym: grating.

Polish: krata, kratownica

verb

1 grate

Furnish with a grate.

Roget 410: creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, clank, clink; scream etc. (cry) 411; ... show more

2 grate

Gnaw into; make resentful or angry.

synonyms: eat into, fret, rankle.

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Dutch: irriteren, knagen, steken

3 grate

Reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface.

Dutch: op de zenuwen werken

4 grate

Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together:
— Grate one's teeth in anger.

synonym: grind.

Dutch: irriteren, malen, schuren

5 grate

Scratch repeatedly.

synonym: scrape.

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: ablate, abrade, abrase, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, andiron, annoy, arabesque, atomize, bark, basketry, basketwork, beat, bite, bolter, bray, brecciate, burn ... show more.

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