grate

Part of speech: verb

To rub together with a harsh sound; rasp; irritate.

Part of speech: verb

To wear away in minute particles by rubbing.

Part of speech: verb

To fit with a grate or with bars.

Part of speech: noun

A framework of bars, as to close an opening, or to hold fuel in burning. grating.

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Usage examples "grate":

  1. " Yes, burn every trace of it," Hugh said, watching the child as she picked up piece by piece, and threw them into the grate. - "Bad Hugh", Mary Jane Holmes.
  2. Brinn again rested his chin in his hand, staring fixedly into the grate. - "Fire-Tongue", Sax Rohmer.
  3. There was a sea- coal fire in the grate, for the day was raw and the glow welcome. - "Marjorie", Justin Huntly McCarthy.