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’

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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