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Past tense for to scrape against a surface, usually noisily
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“The inspector pushed his chair even further from the table, his weight causing it to grate across the floor.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to emit or make an unpleasant rasping sound
“A moment later, the front door slammed, and I heard the key grate in the lock.”
Past tense for to shred (usually foodstuffs), by rubbing across a grater
“You can also grate the crumbs manually using a cheese grater.”
Past tense for 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.”
Past tense for to make a sound like a cough
Past tense for to make a long, high-pitched cry or noise
Past tense for to strike or collide with a loud noise
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