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Adjective
Causing bother or frustration
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“It was particularly refreshing when compared with the slightly grating staccato voice he used to read his poetry.”
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Sounding harsh and unpleasant
“I have never been much of a music person, preferring instead the sound of my own thoughts and the environmental sounds to the too-often grating noise that exudes from the radio or other music medium.”
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Having a croaky, husky or raspy sound or voice
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Brazen or flashy
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Rude and unpleasant in manner
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Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding
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A framework of parallel or crossed bars, typically preventing access through an opening while permitting communication or ventilation
“A welded grating prevents anyone from straying deeper into the adjoining caves.”
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The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
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A harsh or grating noise, or an act that causes this
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A mix of discordant sounds
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A gate in the form of a grating which is lowered into place at the entrance to a castle, fort, etc.
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A place where roads or railway lines cross
Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for to shred (usually foodstuffs), by rubbing across a grater
“You can also grate the crumbs manually using a cheese grater.”
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Present participle for to smooth or level out by rubbing or applying friction
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Present participle for to make a sound like a cough
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Present participle for to make a long, high-pitched cry or noise
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(of a donkey or mule) Present participle for to utter a bray
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Present participle for touch roughly
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Present participle for to strike or collide with a loud noise
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