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grate
n. a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
grating, grate
n. a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
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grate, scrape
v. scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
grind, grate
v. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
grate
v. furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
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firebox
n. a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned
open fireplace, hearth, fireplace
n. an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
football field, gridiron
n. the playing field on which football is played
gate
n. passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
storage-battery grid, grid
n. a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material
parallel bars, bars
n. gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
screen
n. partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
screen door, screen
n. a door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic netting; used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from entering a building through the open door; "he heard the screen slam as she left"
cleanse
v. purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
shave
v. remove body hair with a razor
take away, remove
v. get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"
exasperate, exacerbate, aggravate, worsen
v. make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
intensify
v. make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
pulp
v. reduce to pulp; "pulp fruit"; "pulp wood"
powderize, pulverize, powder
v. make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains"
envenom, poison
v. add poison to; "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
break down, crush
v. make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
munch, crunch
v. chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
sharpen
v. make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
shave
v. touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"
plane
v. make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"
pare, peel, skin
v. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
nock, mark, score
v. make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
grate, scrape
v. scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
scratch up, scrape, scratch
v. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
scratch up, scrape, scratch
v. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
rasp
v. scrape with a rasp
rasp
v. scrape with a rasp
file
v. smooth with a file; "file one's fingernails"
grind, grate
v. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
pound up, pound
v. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
chop
v. strike sharply, as in some sports
swig, slog, slug
v. strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat; "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
gnaw
v. bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"
nibble
v. bite gently; "The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear"
make clean, clean
v. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
cancel, delete
v. remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
rip up, tear up, shred
v. tear into shreds
rip up, tear up, shred
v. tear into shreds
graze
v. break the skin (of a body part) by scraping; "She was grazed by the stray bullet"
strip, clean
v. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
acerbate, envenom, embitter
v. cause to be bitter or resentful; "These injustices embittered her even more"
anger
v. make angry; "The news angered him"
gall, irk
v. irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit"
peeve
v. cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
break down, collapse, tumble, crumple, crumble
v. fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
acetify, acidulate, acidify, sour
v. make sour or more sour
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