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English definition of “grate”

grate

verb [I] (RUB TOGETHER)   /ɡreɪt/
(of two hard objects) to rub together, often making an unpleasant sound, or to make an unpleasant sound of this kind: The trolley’s wheels grated horribly as it went around the curve.
(Definition of grate verb (RUB TOGETHER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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