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 for grate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grate \Grate\, v. i.
     1. To make a harsh sound by friction.
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              I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,
              Or a dry wheel grate on the exletree. --Shak.
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     2. To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough
        material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence;
        To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by
        oppression or importunity.
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              This grated harder upon the hearts of men. --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grate \Grate\, n. [LL. grata, fr. L. crates hurdle; or It.
     grata, of the same origin. Sae Crate, Hurdle.]
     1. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars,
        with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used
        ia the windows of prisons and cloisters. "A secret grate
        of iron bars." --Shak.
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     2. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for
        holding fuel while burning.
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     Grate surface (Steam, Boiler) the area of the surface of
        the grate upon which the fuel lies in the furnace.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grate \Grate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or
     crossbars; as, to grate a window.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grate \Grate\, v. t. [OF grater to scrape, scratch, F. gratter,
     LL. gratare, cratare; of German origin; cf. OHG. chrazz[=o]n
     G. kratzen, D. krassen, Sw. Kratta, and perh. E. scratch.]
     1. To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another,
        causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce
        (a harsh sound) by rubbing.
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              On their hinges grate
              Harsh thunder.                        --Milton.
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     2. To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything
        rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
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     3. To fret; to irritate; to offend.
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              News, my good lord Rome . . . grates me. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grate \Grate\, a. [L. gratus agreeable, grateful: cf. It. & Sp.
     grato. See Grace, and cf. Agree.]
     Serving to gratify; agreeable. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire [syn: grate,
      2: a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
      3: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a
         passage but admitting air [syn: grate, grating]
      v 1: furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
      2: gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled
         her"; "his resentment festered" [syn: eat into, fret,
         rankle, grate]
      3: reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a
         rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and
         onions"; "grate nutmeg"
      4: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate
         one's teeth in anger" [syn: grate, grind]
      5: scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair" [syn:
         scrape, grate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  210 Moby Thesaurus words for "grate":
     ablate, abrade, abrase, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, andiron,
     annoy, arabesque, atomize, bark, basketry, basketwork, beat, bite,
     bolter, bray, brecciate, burn, burn up, cancellation, chafe, chain,
     clash, coal tongs, colander, comminute, conflict, contriturate,
     convulse, crane, craunch, crook, cross-hatching, crossing-out,
     crucify, crumb, crumble, crump, crunch, crush, cut, damper,
     disintegrate, distress, erase, erode, exacerbate, excruciate,
     fester, file, filigree, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, flour,
     fragment, fray, frazzle, fret, fretwork, gall, get, give pain,
     gnaw, gnaw away, grain, granulate, granulize, grate on, grating,
     gravel, graze, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, grille, griller,
     grillwork, grind, grind to powder, gripe, grit, hachure, harrow,
     hatching, hit a clinker, hurt, inflame, inflict pain,
     interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, irk, irritate, jangle,
     jar, jostle, kill by inches, lace, lacerate, lacery, lacework,
     lacing, lattice, latticework, levigate, lifter, martyr, martyrize,
     mash, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mill, net, netting, nettle, network,
     nip, pain, peeve, pester, pestle, pierce, pinch, pique, plexure,
     plexus, poker, pothook, pound, powder, prick, prolong the agony,
     provoke, pulverize, put to torture, rack, raddle, rankle, rasp,
     raze, reduce to powder, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum,
     riddle, rile, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, salamander, scour,
     scranch, scrape, scratch, screech, screen, screening, scrub,
     scrunch, scuff, set on edge, shard, shred, sieve, sifter, skin,
     smash, sorter, spit, squash, stab, sting, stridulate, texture,
     tissue, tongs, torment, torture, tracery, trellis, trelliswork,
     tripod, triturate, trivet, turnspit, tweak, twist, unstring,
     untune, vex, wattle, wear, wear away, weave, weaving, web, webbing,
     webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork, wound, wring

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a network of brass for the bottom of the great altar of
     sacrifice (Ex. 27:4; 35:16; 38:4, 5, 30).

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