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grate1

grate1

 
 
pronunciation:
greIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a framework of crossed or parallel bars that serves as a covering, guard, or the like.
Water rushed through the storm sewer grate.Her key dropped through the grate over the hot air duct.
synonyms:
grating, grid, grille
similar words:
grill
definition 2: a framework of metal bars that holds the fuel in a furnace, stove, or fireplace.
She poked at the burning logs in the grate.
similar words:
grating
definition 3: a fireplace.
synonyms:
fireplace
similar words:
hearth
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grated, grates, grating
definition: to provide with a grate.
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