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grate2

grate2

 
pronunciation:
greIt
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: grated, grates, grating
definition 1: to make a sharp grinding noise.
The rusty gate grated as it swung back and forth in the wind.
synonyms:
rasp
similar words:
creak, grit, screech
definition 2: to scrape or rub in a harsh way.
The boat grated against a rock.
similar words:
grind, scrape
definition 3: to irritate or annoy.
Her loud voice grates on me.
synonyms:
annoy, irritate
similar words:
aggravate, bother, exasperate
definition 4: to rub against a rough surface to make into small pieces.
She grated the block of cheese to use as a pizza topping.
synonyms:
shred
similar words:
rasp
derivations: grating (adj.), grater (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word great (very large or important)? Grate and great sound alike but have different meanings.