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Verb
To make smooth by friction
“The thrips will rasp the foliage, leaving whitish streaks.”
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To grate harshly upon
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“The two siblings seemed intent on rasping each other for the entire car trip.”
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To damage or diminish by continued friction
“During the last ice age, glaciers rasped the surface, leaving the deeply scarred rock.”
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Utter in a hostile or aggressive way
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Say in a harsh, grating voice
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Breathe with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, as a result of obstruction in the air passages
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To hiss
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(with reference to a person's nerves) To set or be set on edge
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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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Touch roughly
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Shock, jolt
Noun
A harsh, grating noise
“She almost panicked when she heard the rasp of steel being drawn.”
Noun
A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file
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A characteristic deep hoarse sound made by a frog or a crow
“He was still laughing when he heard the rasp of her voice.”
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A wheezing sound
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The property of being husky
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Expelled air with sound
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An act or sound of scuttling
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