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What is another word for grate?

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To scrape against a surface, usually noisily
“The inspector pushed his chair even further from the table, his weight causing it to grate across the floor.”
To grind or gnash together
“She whispered a few words in the young man's ear which made him grate his teeth together and glance at her with an expression of murderous hatred.”
To emit or make an unpleasant rasping sound
“A moment later, the front door slammed, and I heard the key grate in the lock.”
To shred (usually foodstuffs), by rubbing across a grater
“You can also grate the crumbs manually using a cheese grater.”
To have an irritating effect
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“Her voice has a nice sound, but some notes grate on the nerves as she sings on about nothing but love and loss.”
To make a sound like a cough
To make a long, high-pitched cry or noise
To strike or collide with a loud noise
A horizontal metal grill that prevents large objects from passing through
“She was reassured that the heavy iron grate would prevent anyone from getting into the room.”
An open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney
An act or sound of scraping, grinding or grating
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