Definition of GRATE

to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts <unintentionally or not, you say rude things that grate people>
to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface <the sled grated along the bare pavement>
Synonyms grate, grind, rasp, scratch
Related Words rub; groan, whine
Near Antonyms glide, skate, slide
to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound <he grated the pieces of metal together>

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