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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A frame of iron bars to hold a fire; A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air; A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something.

Usage examples (33)
  • grate one's teeth in anger
  • grate carrots and onions
  • This so-called 'drainage' grate is located at the west end of the ravine.
  • Lenz: There was something really appealing to me about standing around the drain grate tasting barrel samples from an old juice container. for more
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  • The cook will "grate" (make into small pieces) the cheese to make the "great" (exceptional or wonderful) lasagna.
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