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grate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Furniture
grategrate1 /Ι‘reΙͺt/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DHFthe metal bars and frame that hold the wood, coal etc in a fireplace
Examples from the Corpus
grateβ€’ She took the two halves of the letter away, tore them in fragments, and burned them in her grate.β€’ The windows were covered with iron grates.β€’ Through the slate-floored living-room, with its exposed beams, open grate and massive heart-of-oak mantelpiece, was the kitchen.β€’ The homeless slept on subway grates to keep warm.β€’ A thousand people, mostly men, gathered around the grate one day last spring to witness a double execution.β€’ The scrubbing was the nastiest, she thought despairingly, bad though blacking the grates, particularly the kitchen range, was.β€’ Even with the furnace on, he had the servants put coal in the grates of most of the rooms.β€’ Fires smouldered in the grates of sitting-rooms, but the passages and bedrooms at Kinton were apt to be piercingly cold.β€’ Those in front clambered up on to the grates that covered the entrance.
Related topics: Cooking
grategrate2 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [transitive]DFC to rub cheese, vegetables etc against a rough or sharp surface in order to break them into small pieces πŸ”Š grated cheese πŸ”Š Peel and grate the potatoes.β–Ί see thesaurus at cut2 [transitive] written to talk in a low rough voice β†’ hiss πŸ”Š β€˜Let me go, ’ he grated harshly.3 [intransitive]ANNOY to annoy someonegrate on πŸ”Š Mr Fen had a loud voice that grated on her ears.4 [intransitive, transitive]SOUND to make an unpleasant sound by rubbing, or to make something do this πŸ”Š The stones beneath her shoes grated harshly.
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Examples from the Corpus
grateβ€’ The Parmesan cheese was freshly grated.β€’ Cool on a wire rack, then cut in two horizontally. 4 To make filling, finely grate orange.β€’ I always like to grate some cheese over the potatoes before serving them.β€’ Drain well. 3 Peel and roughly grate the carrots.β€’ She started to grate the cheese.β€’ Although their characters grate, the performances almost always please.
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Verb table
grate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrate
he, she, itgrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave grated
he, she, ithas grated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad grated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have grated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grating
he, she, itis grating
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you, we, theyare grating
Past
I, he, she, itwas grating
you, we, theywere grating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grating
he, she, ithas been grating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grating
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