Complete Definition of "grate"

English

Pronunciation
w:AHD|AHD: grÄt
w:IPA|IPA: /greɪt/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /greIt/
audio|en-us-grate.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪt|-eɪt

Homophones
great

Noun
en-noun

  1. A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.

Synonyms
grille
Translations
Dutch: tralies

Verb
en-verb|grates|grating|grated

  1. transitive To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.
  2. intransitive To rub against, such as grating one's teeth.

Translations
Spanish: rallar

Related terms

grater
grating
mid
gratings
grate upon


Italian

Adjective
grate f

  1. Feminine plural form of grato

Category:Italian adjective forms

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