Synonyms of grate in English:

grate


See definition of grate

verb

1‘she started to grate the cheese’

SYNONYMS
shred, rub into pieces, pulverize, mince, grind, granulate, crush, crumble, mash, smash, fragment, macerate
technical triturate

2‘he gripped her so hard that her bones grated together’

SYNONYMS
rasp, scrape, jar, scratch, grind, rub, drag, grit
squeak, screech, creak

3‘the jingly tune grates slightly’

SYNONYMS
irritate, set someone's teeth on edge, jar
irk, exasperate, annoy, vex, nettle, peeve, rankle, anger, rub up the wrong way, chafe, fret, eat away at
informal get on someone's nerves, get under someone's skin, rile, aggravate, get someone's goat