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  1. [noun] a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    Synonyms: grating

  2. [noun] a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

  3. [noun] a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    Synonyms: grating

  4. [verb] furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"

  5. [verb] gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The unjustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
    Synonyms: eat into, fret, rankle

  6. [verb] reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"

  7. [verb] make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
    Synonyms: grind

  8. [verb] scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
    Synonyms: scrape


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