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grate

[ greyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF grate
  • verbshred, grind down
  • verbirritate

Synonyms for grate

  • mince
  • rub
  • abrade
  • bark
  • bray
  • file
  • fray
  • gall
  • pound
  • pulverize
  • rasp
  • raze
  • scrape
  • scratch
  • scuff
  • skin
  • triturate
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Antonyms for grate

  • build
  • construct
  • make happy
  • please
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRATE

Here, take this seat,' and he moved a great chair close to the grate.

Mr Verloc mumbled, with his nose over the grate, and with marked unwillingness.

She glanced all round the parlour, from the corner cupboard to the good fire in the grate.

Then weigh three quarters of a pound, and grate it into a dish.

Bake the pudding an hour, and grate nutmeg over it when done.

Another way is to grate some bread, or to grate or pound a few crackers.

Cut up and wash a cocoa-nut, and grate as much of it as will weigh a pound.

Stir in sufficient loaf-sugar to sweeten it, and grate some nutmeg into it.

Then pour it warm into your glasses, and grate some nutmeg over each.

There was a fire in the grate, as there had been night and day for fifteen years.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "grill for cooking;" early 15c., "iron bars or cagework across a door or windows," from Anglo-Latin (mid-14c.), from Old French grate or directly from Medieval Latin grata "lattice," from Latin cratis "wickerwork, hurdle" (see hurdle). As a verb meaning "to fit with a grate," from mid-15c. Related: Grated; grating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRATE

abrade

verbscrape
  • chafe
  • erode
  • grate
  • rub
  • rub off
  • scuff
  • triturate
  • wear
  • wear down

aggravate

verbannoy
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