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Verb
To pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
“You can also grate the crumbs by hand using a cheese grater.”
Verb
Irritate
“Her voice is kind of strange actually, a nice sound but some notes grate on the nerves as she sings on about nothing but love and loss.”
Verb
Make an unpleasant rasping sound
“The next morning, I woke as the door closed and the key grated once more.”
Noun
A horizontal metal grill through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot
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