Synonyms of grate in English:


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1‘she started to grate the cheese’

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’

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

3‘the jingly tune grates slightly’

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