Examples of abrade in a Sentence
ropes abraded by the rocks were a huge danger to the climbers
the prisoner's manacles abraded his wrists and ankles until they bled
Recent Examples of abrade from the Web
In stonewashing, the stones organically abrade the fabric to further loosen the weave and increase overall flexibility and softness.
Use firm but gentle pressure, being careful not to abrade or snag the yarn.
However, really wallop it, especially with a hard or sharp object, and the plastic will abrade, cut or tear.
The authors proposed that Ganlea (as well as the other amphipithecids) often fed on hard seeds and nuts that abraded the canines of these primates.
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Synonymschafe, corrade, erode, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, rasp, rub, wear
Related Wordsfile, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet
Near Antonymspolish, smooth, soften, wax
ABRADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abrade for English Language Learners
: to damage (something) by rubbing, grinding, or scraping
ABRADE Defined for Kids
Definition of abrade for Students
- The rough fabric abraded his skin.
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