Definitions of grate:
  • noun:   a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
  • noun:   a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
  • noun:   a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
  • verb:   furnish with a grate
    Example: "A grated fireplace"
  • verb:   make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
    Example: "Grate one's teeth in anger"
  • verb:   reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface
    Example: "Grate carrots and onions"
  • verb:   scratch repeatedly
  • verb:   gnaw into; make resentful or angry
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12830)

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