|1.||[ noun ] a frame of iron bars to hold a fire|
|Related terms:||framework stove furnace|
|2.||[ verb ] make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together|
"grate one's teeth in anger"
|Related terms:||break_up chew gnash rub|
|3.||[ verb ] furnish with a grate|
"a grated fireplace"
|4.||[ verb ] gnaw into; make resentful or angry|
|Synonyms:||fret rankle eat_into|
"The unjustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"
|5.||[ noun ] a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something|
|6.||[ verb ] reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface|
"grate carrots and onions" "grate nutmeg"
|Related terms:||rub grater|
|7.||[ verb ] scratch repeatedly|
"The cat scraped at the armchair"
|Related terms:||rub paw scratch|
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12830|
|9.||[ noun ] a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air|
|Related terms:||barrier grille|