Meaning of GRATE in English

GRATE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

grate cheese (= cut it into many small pieces using a special tool )

Would you grate some cheese for me?

grated cheese (= that has been cut into many small pieces using a special tool )

Cover the vegetables with the grated cheese.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

empty

A pleated white paper fan perched in the empty grate below.

Unable to afford coal, they sit and stare at an empty grate .

There sat Mary, by the empty grate !

And only their Maria would have thought of putting that big jug of orange flowers in the empty grate .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fresh-made/fresh-cut/fresh-grated etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The homeless slept on subway grates to keep warm.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A thousand people, mostly men, gathered around the grate one day last spring to witness a double execution.

Even with the furnace on, he had the servants put coal in the grates of most of the rooms.

Fires smouldered in the grates of sitting-rooms, but the passages and bedrooms at Kinton were apt to be piercingly cold.

She took the two halves of the letter away, tore them in fragments, and burned them in her grate .

The scrubbing was the nastiest, she thought despairingly, bad though blacking the grates, particularly the kitchen range, was.

The windows were covered with iron grates.

Those in front clambered up on to the grates that covered the entrance.

Through the slate-floored living-room, with its exposed beams, open grate and massive heart-of-oak mantelpiece, was the kitchen.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

freshly

The gravy calls for cream and freshly grated nutmeg.

Let the soup warm through completely, then serve with a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.

■ NOUN

cheese

Blend with cream cheese and grated Cheddar to create a cheese spread.

teaspoon

Pour on tomato sauce and sprinkle 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese over top of each.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I always like to grate some cheese over the potatoes before serving them.

The Parmesan cheese was freshly grated.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although their characters grate , the performances almost always please.

Cool on a wire rack, then cut in two horizontally. 4 To make filling, finely grate orange.

Drain well. 3 Peel and roughly grate the carrots.

She started to grate the cheese.

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