rasp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “rasp” in the English Dictionary

"rasp" in British English

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uk   /rɑːsp/  us   /ræsp/

rasp noun (TOOL)

[C] a ​tool with a ​roughblade, used for ​shapingwood or ​metal

rasp noun (SOUND)

[S] a ​roughunpleasantnoise, like ​metal being ​rubbed against ​metal: There was the rasp of a ​bolt and the ​doorsuddenlyopened.


uk   /rɑːsp/  us   /ræsp/

rasp verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I or T] to make a ​roughunpleasantsound, ​especially while ​breathing or ​speaking: I ​heard his ​breath rasping in his ​chest. The ​gunman rasped (out) an ​urgentorder (= gave it in an unpleasant-sounding ​voice) to the other ​members of the ​gang.

rasp verb (RUB)

[T] to ​rub something ​roughly: The ​horse rasped my ​hand with his ​tongue as I ​fed him the ​apple.
(Definition of rasp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rasp" in American English

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raspnoun [U]

 us   /ræsp/
an ​unpleasantsound, like something with a ​roughsurface being ​rubbed
adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /ˈræs·pi/
His ​voice had ​dwindled to a raspy ​croak.
(Definition of rasp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rasp”
in Chinese (Simplified) 工具, 锉, 锉刀…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工具, 銼, 銼刀…
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