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grating

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verb

present participle of grate
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as in scratching
to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface the sled grated along the bare pavement

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as in scraping
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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“Grating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grating. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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