Synonyms of grate
1 shredDictionary • Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl.
shred • They may be shredding the documents.
pulverize • Pulverize the bran to a fine powder.
2 scrapeDictionary • His chair grated as he got to his feet.
scrape • The only sound is that of knives and forks scraping against china.
grind • If you grind your teeth at night, see your dentist.
rub • Smear cream on to prevent it from rubbing.
scratch • He had blood on his nose and he had scratched his knees.
creak • The bed-springs creaked.
rasp • The blade rasped over his skin.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ grate on someone or grate on someone's nerves
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creakIf something creaks, it makes a short, high-pitched sound when it moves.
• The bed-springs creaked.
• If you grind your teeth at night, see your dentist.
pulverizeIf you pulverize something, you make it into a powder by crushing it.
• Pulverize the bran to a fine powder.
Thesaurus for grate from the Collins English Thesaurus
to reduce to small shreds by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface
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