grate

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1 grate /ˈgreɪt/ noun
plural grates
1 grate
/ˈgreɪt/
noun
plural grates
Learner's definition of GRATE
[count]
: a metal frame with bars across it that is used in a fireplace or to cover an opening
2 grate /ˈgreɪt/ verb
grates; grated; grating
2 grate
/ˈgreɪt/
verb
grates; grated; grating
Learner's definition of GRATE
[+ object] : to cut (food) into very small pieces by rubbing it against a special tool (called a grater)
[no object] : to make a harsh, unpleasant noise by rubbing against something
[no object] : to have an annoying effect
often + on

— grating

adjective [more grating; most grating]
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