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rasp

rasp

 
pronunciation:
raesp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rasped, rasping, rasps
definition 1: to rub with a rough surface or instrument such as a coarse file; scrape; abrade.
synonyms:
abrade, scrape
similar words:
excoriate, file, grate, grind, grit, pumice, rub, sand, scour, scratch
definition 2: to irritate or annoy; grate upon.
synonyms:
annoy, bug, gall, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, rankle, rile, vex
similar words:
afflict, aggravate, bother, exacerbate, nag, perturb, plague, ruffle
definition 3: to utter with a rough, grating sound.
similar words:
croak, grate, screech, shrill, squawk, squeak
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rub harshly against a surface; scrape; grate.
synonyms:
abrade, grate, scrape
similar words:
chafe, grind, rub, scratch
definition 2: to make a grating sound.
synonyms:
grate
similar words:
bray, creak, croak, grit, scrape, screech, shrill, squawk, stridulate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a coarse file with conical teeth.
similar words:
file
definition 2: the act of rasping, esp. the act of scraping wood with a coarse file.
synonyms:
filing, scrape
similar words:
abrasion, gnash, grind, scratch
definition 3: a rough, grating sound.
synonyms:
grating, scrape, scratch
similar words:
creak, croak, grind, screech, squawk, squeak, stridulation
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derivations: raspingly (adv.), rasper (n.)
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