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1rasp

verb \ˈrasp\

: to speak in a way that sounds rough or harsh

: to make a rough, harsh sound

: to rub (something) with a rough object or substance

Full Definition of RASP

transitive verb
1
:  to rub with something rough; specifically :  to abrade with a rasp
2
:  to grate upon :  irritate
3
:  to utter in a raspy tone
intransitive verb
1
:  scrape
2
:  to produce a grating sound
rasp·er noun
rasp·ing·ly \ˈras-piŋ-lē\ adverb
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Examples of RASP

  1. Let go of my arm, she rasped.
  2. The metal boxes rasped as they were dragged across the floor.

Origin of RASP

Middle English, from Anglo-French *rasper, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German raspōn to scrape together
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RASP

2rasp

noun

: a metal tool that has sharp points and that is used to make rough surfaces smooth

: a rough, harsh sound

Full Definition of RASP

1
:  a coarse file with cutting points instead of lines
2
:  something used for rasping
3
a :  an act of rasping
b :  a rasping sound, sensation, or effect

Examples of RASP

  1. <the rusted lock opened with a rasp>

First Known Use of RASP

circa 1512
RASPINGLY Defined for Kids

1rasp

verb \ˈrasp\
raspedrasp·ing

Definition of RASP for Kids

1
:  to say with or make a harsh sound <“Who was it?” I rasped, holding my breath. — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>
2
:  to rub with or as if with a rough object or substance <I rasped off the rough edges.>

2rasp

noun

Definition of RASP for Kids

1
:  a harsh sound or sensation
2
:  a coarse file used for shaping or smoothing

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