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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
Noun
The quality of being hoarse, of having a dry harsh voice
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A mix of discordant sounds
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Noun
An act of rubbing something
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to scrape or abrade through the application of friction
“The thrips will rasp the foliage, leaving whitish streaks.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
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Present participle for to breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound
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Present participle for to make a sharp sibilant or hissing sound
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Present participle for to grind or grate with an audible noise
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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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