Definitions for grate

Definitions for (noun) grate

Main entry: grate, grating

Definition: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

Main entry: grate, grating

Definition: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

Main entry: grate

Definition: a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

Definitions for (verb) grate

Main entry: scrape, grate

Definition: scratch repeatedly

Usage: The cat scraped at the armchair

Main entry: grate, grind

Definition: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

Usage: grate one's teeth in anger

Main entry: grate

Definition: reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface

Usage: grate carrots and onions; grate nutmeg

Main entry: grate, fret, rankle, eat into

Definition: gnaw into; make resentful or angry

Usage: The injustice rankled her; his resentment festered

Main entry: grate

Definition: furnish with a grate

Usage: a grated fireplace

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