Meaning of GRATE in English

GRATE

n. 25B6; verb

she grated the cheese : SHRED, pulverize, mince, grind, granulate, crush, crumble.

her bones grated together : GRIND, rub, rasp, scrape, jar, grit, creak.

the tune grates slightly : IRRITATE, set someone's teeth on edge, jar; annoy, nettle, chafe, fret; informal aggravate, get on someone's nerves, get under someone's skin, get someone's goat.

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