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Synonyms for grate

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  1. grate1


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grate

    bub, scrape, jar, scratch

    glide, slip, lubricate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grate, gratingnoun

    a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

    grating, diffraction grating

  2. gratenoun

    a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something


  3. grate, gratingverb

    a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

    grating, diffraction grating

  4. grateverb

    furnish with a grate

    "a grated fireplace"

    scrape, grind, fret, eat into, rankle

  5. eat into, fret, rankle, grateverb

    gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

    grind, fret, rankle, gag, chafe, erode, eat into, scrape, scratch, fuss, gall, choke, niggle, eat away, fray, rub

  6. grateverb

    reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface

    "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"

    scrape, grind, fret, eat into, rankle

  7. grate, grindverb

    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    "grate one's teeth in anger"

    dig, craunch, grind, travail, rankle, cranch, fret, eat into, labour, toil, bray, labor, crunch, scrape, mash, comminute, moil, drudge

  8. scrape, grateverb

    scratch repeatedly

    "The cat scraped at the armchair"

    scrape up, eat into, scratch up, kowtow, rankle, fret, come up, grind, scrape, scratch, skin, genuflect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grateverb

    rub, scrape, abrade

  2. grateverb

    rasp, comminute, reduce to particles by rubbing

  3. grateverb

    be irritating, be disagreeable, be offensive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grate":

    grille, grid, grill, louver

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