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grate

verb
 
 
/ɡreɪt/
FOOD [T] to break food such as cheese into small, thin pieces by rubbing it against a grater (= kitchen tool with holes): grated cheese/carrotPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
NOISE [I] to make an unpleasant noise when rubbing against something: The chair grated against the floor.Scratching and rubbing
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