Definition of grate

Definition of grate
  1. grate Noun A horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.
  2. grate Verb To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.
  3. grate Verb To rub against, such as grating one's teeth.
  4. grate Verb To grate on one's nerves; to irritate or annoy.
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