grate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive area.
    • resulting in to produce a harsh grinding or rasping sound through rubbing: grated the woman teeth in anger.
    • To aggravate or annoy persistently.
    • Archaic To wipe or put on away.
    • To equip with a grate.
    • To provide with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars.
    • To rub approximately or harshly, as you human body against another, causing a harsh noise; ; to create (a harsh sound) by massaging.
    • to cut back to little particles by rubbing with any such thing harsh or indented.
    • To stress; to aggravate; to upset.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to make a harsh rasping sound by or like by scraping or grinding.
    • To cause discomfort or annoyance: a noise that grates on one's nerves.
    • to create a harsh noise by rubbing.
    • to make the end result of rubbing with a tough harsh material; to cause wearing, ripping, or bruising. Hence; to make exasperation, pain, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.
  • noun:
    • A harsh rasping noise created by scraping or massaging: the grate of a vital in a lock.
    • A framework of parallel or latticed taverns for preventing an opening.
    • A framework of material bars always hold gas or meals in a stove, furnace, or fireplace.
    • A fireplace.
    • A perforated metal dish or display screen for sieving and grading crushed ore.
    • A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small things can fall, while larger items cannot.
    • A structure or framework containing parallel or crosed pubs, with interstices; a type of latticework, including is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.
    • A-frame or bed, or types of container, of metal pubs, for holding gas while burning up.
    • A grater.
    • A partition created using taverns parallel to or crossing each other; a framework of taverns in a door, screen, hatchway, or other orifice.
    • A-frame of material bars for which gas is burned, especially coal.
    • The floor of a fire-box or furnace, created of a set or selection of taverns; the base of a furnace, which the gas rests, and through which its supplied with environment.
    • In metallurgy: A perforated metal plate used in the stamping of ores, whereby the pounded ore passes.
    • A screen.
    • An ore-roasting furnace with a grate revolving horizontally.
    • a harsh rasping sound created by scraping anything
    • a barrier that features parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    • a frame of metal bars to keep a fire
  • verb:
    • To shred things, frequently foodstuffs, by massaging across a grater.
    • To scrub against, making a (usually unpleasant) squeaking noise.
    • To grate on one’s nerves; to aggravate or annoy.
    • make a grating or milling noise by rubbing collectively
    • gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    • scrape over and over repeatedly
    • reduce to little shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or razor-sharp perforated area
    • furnish with a grate
  • adjective:
    • Serving to gratify; agreeable.
  • others:
    • To rub collectively or against strongly in order to produce a harsh scraping noise: because, to grate tooth.
    • To reduce to tiny particles by massaging or rasping with something harsh or indented: as, to grate a nutmeg or the peel of a lemon.
    • To impact harshly and painfully, as if by abrasion; fret.
    • to create a harsh or jarring sound of, as because of the friction of harsh bodies.
    • To scratch or clean with; use for attrition or scratching.
    • to help make a harsh or rasping noise by friction or attrition; give fully out a scraping sound.
    • to create a harsh impression; trigger discomfort or chafing.
    • To furnish with a grate or grates; fill out with cross-bars: since, to grate a window.
    • pleasing; agreeable.

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