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English definition of “grate”

grate

verb [I] (ANNOY)    /ɡreɪt/
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.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of grate verb (ANNOY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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