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Another word for grate

  1. To bring or come into abrasive contact, often with a harsh grating sound

      1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
      2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
      3. To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
      1. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      2. To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
      3. To scratch or abrade by a rough, rubbing contact
      1. To utter in a rough, grating tone
      2. To scrape harshly; grate.
      3. To scrape or rub with or as with a file
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Another word for grate

  1. Fireholder

      1. One of a pair of metal supports used for holding up logs in a fireplace.
      2. Either of a pair of metal supports with ornamented front uprights, used to hold the wood in a fireplace
      1. An object resembling such a framework.
      2. A flat framework of parallel metal bars used for broiling meat or fish.
      3. A framework of metal bars or wires on which to broil meat or fish; grill
      1. A grill, pit, or outdoor fireplace for roasting meat.
      2. An outdoor structure for cooking or, esp., roasting over an open fire
      3. A social gathering, usually held outdoors, at which food is cooked over an open flame.
      1. A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron.
      2. A cooking unit having parallel metal bars or wires on which to broil meat or fish, as
      3. A restaurant, club, or dining room that makes a specialty of grilled foods
      1. An appliance using fuel or electricity for cooking
      2. Any heated chamber or room, as a kiln for drying manufactured articles
      3. An apparatus using fuel or electricity for heating a room
      1. A severe test or trial:
      2. An enclosure in which energy in a nonthermal form is converted to heat, especially such an enclosure in which heat is generated by the combustion of a suitable fuel.
      3. An intensely hot place:
      1. A pile or heap resembling a bed, esp. in softness or shape
      2. A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
      3. A heap of material:
      1. The place for the fire in a locomotive engine, stove, etc.
      2. A chamber, such as the furnace of a steam locomotive, in which fuel is burned.
      3. A box containing a fire alarm.
  2. Grid

      1. The medium in which movies are shown:
      2. (--- Football) A screen pass.
      3. A screen memory.
      1. A grating of metal, wood, or another material used as a screen, divider, barrier, or decorative element, as in a window or on the front end of an automobile.
      2. An open grating of wrought iron, bronze, wood, etc., forming a screen to a door, window, or other opening, or used as a divider
      3. A grating or screen at the front of a motor vehicle, that allows air to pass through to the radiator
      1. (Physics) A regular, periodic configuration of points, particles, or objects throughout an area or a space, especially the arrangement of ions or molecules in a crystalline solid.
      2. A structure, such as a window, screen, or trellis, made of or containing such a framework.
      3. An openwork structure of crossed strips or bars of wood, metal, etc. used as a screen, support, etc.
      1. A framework of parallel or latticed bars set in a window, door, etc.
      2. Parallel bars or crossbars, sometimes curved or patterned, in a framework set in a sidewalk, ship's hatchway, etc.
      3. A grill or network of bars set in a window or door or used as a partition; a grate.
      1. To scrape or rub off; wear away by scraping or rubbing
      2. To become worn or scraped by abrasion:
      3. To wear down, rub away, or scrape by friction:
      1. To operate by turning the crank of
      2. To chop into small pieces or fine particles by means of sharp metal blades
      3. To produce or process by turning a crank:
      1. To utter in a rough, grating tone
      2. To scrape harshly; grate.
      3. To scrape or rub with or as with a file
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