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Definition 1: rock fragments and pebbles - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for gravel in the sense of this definition

(gravel is a kind of ...) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

"that mountain is solid rock" "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

(... is a kind of gravel ) coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

(... is a kind of gravel ) gravel as found in natural deposits

(... is a kind of gravel ) coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)

Definition 2: be a mystery or bewildering to - [verb of cognition]

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

  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Synonyms for gravel in the sense of this definition

(gravel is a kind of ...) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

"These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

(... is a kind of gravel ) cause to be perplexed or confounded

"This problem stumped her"

(... is a kind of gravel ) set a difficult problem or riddle

"riddle me a riddle"

(... is a kind of gravel ) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

Definition 3: cover with gravel - [verb of contact]

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

  • We gravelled the driveway

(gravel is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 4: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations - [verb of emotion]

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

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

Synonyms for gravel in the sense of this definition

(gravel is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of gravel ) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

(... is a kind of gravel ) gnaw into; make resentful or angry

"The injustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"

(... is a kind of gravel ) cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

(... is a kind of gravel ) trouble or vex

"ruffle somebody's composure"

(... is a kind of gravel ) cause annoyance in

(... is a kind of gravel ) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of gravel ) provoke the hostility of

"Don't antagonize your boss"

(gravel has a similar meaning as ...) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

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