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Adjective
Sounding harsh, grating or unpleasant
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“Jape Devon stepped out of his Warbird as the rasping engines shut down.”
Adjective
Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
Adjective
Not dry; involving the coughing of phlegm
Adjective
Hacking or barking
Adjective
Containing or covered with grit
Noun
The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
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The quality of being hoarse, of having a dry harsh voice
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An act or sound of scraping, grinding or grating
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A mix of discordant sounds
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An act of rubbing something
Verb
Present participle for to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“The thrips will rasp the foliage, leaving whitish streaks.”
Verb
Present participle for to grate harshly upon
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Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Present participle for utter in a hostile or aggressive way
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Present participle for say in a harsh, grating voice
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Present participle for breathe with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, as a result of obstruction in the air passages
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Present participle for to hiss
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Present participle for to grind (one's teeth) in pain or in anger
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(with reference to a person's nerves) Present participle for to set or be set on edge
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Present participle for to make a long, high-pitched cry or noise
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Present participle for to untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
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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 crush into fine particles
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