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Definition 1: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for grate in the sense of this definition

(grate is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is part of grate) an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

(... is part of grate) a kitchen appliance used for cooking food

"dinner was already on the stove"

Definition 2: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for grate in the sense of this definition

(grate is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of grate ) grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator

Definition 3: a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something - [noun denoting event]

(grate is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 4: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together - [verb of contact]

Samples where grate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grate one's teeth in anger

Synonyms for grate in the sense of this definition

(grate is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of grate ) grind together, of teeth

(... is a kind of grate ) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

"He jawed his bubble gum" "Chew your food and don't swallow it!" "The cows were masticating the grass"

(grate implies ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 5: scratch repeatedly - [verb of contact]

Samples where grate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cat scraped at the armchair

Synonyms for grate in the sense of this definition

(grate is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of grate ) scrape with the paws

"The bear pawed the door"

Definition 6: reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where grate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grate carrots and onions
  • grate nutmeg

(grate is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 7: gnaw into; make resentful or angry - [verb of emotion]

Samples where grate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The injustice rankled her
  • his resentment festered

Synonyms for grate in the sense of this definition

(grate is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Definition 8: furnish with a grate - [verb of possession]

Samples where grate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a grated fireplace

(grate is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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