Part of speech:
Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation. [First attested in 1925.]
Harsh and rasping
(Phonet.) Articulated by means of breath forced through a narrow slit formed at some point in the mouth, producing friction, as in (f, v, , z, h)
(Informal) Extraordinarily impressive or fine; wonderful:
Shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having tumbling waves dashing against each other.
The definition of attrition means wearing down or wasting away, or the natural decline in the number of people working in an organization.
A wearing away or down by friction
To dig is defined as to break up, remove or unearth, or to discover or find.
To convert (malt or grain) into mash.
To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
To make or become weak or weaker.
To fill with an appropriate stuffing:
To press in order to extract liquid, juice, etc.
To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case:
To direct or conduct (one's life, the course of events, etc.)
To review books, plays, etc., as for a newspaper
To attack verbally; criticize:
To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death for one's race, sexual identity, adherence to a particular religious creed, or mode of worship.
To eat to excess, especially when habitual.
The definition of oppress is to keep something down using cruel or unjust power.
To mull is defined as to add spices to wine or cider.
The definition of masticate is to chew, or to grind something up.
To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
To press together.
To dent or mar.
The definition of abrade means to wear away the surface of something or make something rougher, often by using friction.
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
To crush together or press into wrinkles; rumple.
To initiate (a lawsuit):
To file or scrape with a rasp.
(Chem.) To free from combination in a compound
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
To form into a particular shape; to give shape to.
To cause to have an orderly, functional, or coherent structure:
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