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grate

verb

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2 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
  • the sled grated along the bare pavement

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3 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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The first known use of grate was in the 14th century

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grass (on)

grate

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“Grate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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