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English definition of “grate”

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 / carrot Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
NOISE [I] to make an unpleasant noise when rubbing against something: The chair grated against the floor .Scratching and rubbing
(Definition of grate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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