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rasps

noun
plural of rasp

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a harsh grating sound
  • the rusted lock opened with a rasp

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rasps

verb
present tense third-person singular of rasp

Synonyms & Antonyms of rasps (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make smooth by friction
  • after sawing the board in half, rasp the ends to remove any splinters

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2 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
  • the sound of fingernails rasping on the blackboard makes me cringe

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4 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • during the last ice age, glaciers rasped the surface, leaving the deeply scarred rock

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“Rasps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rasps. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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