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grateverb

uk   us   /ɡreɪt/

grate verb (COOKING)

[T] to rub food against a grater in order to cut it into a lot of small pieces: grated cheese

grate verb (RUB TOGETHER)

[I] When two hard objects grate, they rub together, sometimes making a sharp unpleasant sound.

grate verb (ANNOY)

[I] When a noise or behaviour grates, it annoys you: After a while her voice really started to grate on me. It's the way she's always talking about herself - it just grates on me.

gratenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡreɪt/
a metal structure that holds coal or wood in a fireplace
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