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To smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“Then rasp the edges of the crust, so as to clear it of gravel and rough portions of the horn.”
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To scrape or abrade through the application of friction
“The thrips will rasp the foliage, leaving whitish streaks.”
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To say in a harsh, grating voice
“Lancaster had never fully recovered from an accidental gunshot wound that had damaged his lungs and could only rasp in a low voice.”
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To utter in a hostile or aggressive way
“They rasp at me in bitterness, thoughts of bloody, gruesome revenge screaming from their eyes as I hand them their mutilated, cold and meager evening tea.”
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To bother or aggravate, especially by being harsh on the senses
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“The awful stillness began to rasp my nerves. I began to tell myself that I was quite at the end of my tether.”
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To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound
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To make a sharp sibilant or hissing sound
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To grind or grate with an audible noise
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To grind (one's teeth) in pain or in anger
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To make a long, high-pitched cry or noise
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To untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
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(of a donkey or mule) To utter a bray
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To crush into fine particles
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A coarse file (hand tool used for removing sharp edges)
“Pull the end of the board outward, then file it with a rasp.”
Noun
A harsh or grating noise, or an act that causes this
“She almost panicked when she heard the rasp of steel being drawn.”
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A harsh, grating voice or call
“The rasp of the crow on the church tower stirs smaller birds to song.”
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The property of being husky
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