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rasp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours & sounds
rasprasp1 /rɑːsp $ ræsp/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]C to make a rough unpleasant sound my father’s rasping voice ‘Stop!’ he rasped.2 [transitive]RUB to rub a surface with something rough
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raspMany gastropods are grazers: they use their radula to rasp away at algae.This can be rasped down effectively to give no further problems.Sycorax would not reply except to rasp her curses.She touched one of the trees, and the grey bark was deeply grooved, rasping her fingers.Then I heard a voice rasping in my head.I heard John's voice rasping in the other room.We went up to the ward, by which time he was making very odd, rasping sounds as he breathed.He lowered his head into his hands, fingers rasping whiskers.
Related topics: Colours & sounds, Tools
rasprasp2 noun  1 [singular]C a rough unpleasant soundrasp of the harsh rasp of her breathing2 [countable]TZ a metal tool with a rough surface that is used for shaping wood or metal
Examples from the Corpus
raspRoger lowered his voice to a rasp.Aeroplanes resound to the deafening rasp of anorak pen-pockets when passengers are told to fill in their landing cards.Surforms come in a range of styles, including flat rasps, planer-files, round files and block planes.There was something in his voice, a little rasp of feeling, that touched me.He answers in a high-pitched rasp that makes it sound as if his voice will fail him next.Except for the rasp of the crickets, it was very quiet.The bone of his jaw, the rasp of his beard, sent another great shiver through her.The coughing, the rustling of the newspapers, the rasp of coat buttons on table or chair exasperated his brooding.the rasp of a rake on dead leavesThe rasp of his fingers was distinct in the stillness.
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Verb table
rasp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrasp
he, she, itrasps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrasped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rasped
he, she, ithas rasped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rasped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rasp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rasped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rasping
he, she, itis rasping
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you, we, theyare rasping
Past
I, he, she, itwas rasping
you, we, theywere rasping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rasping
he, she, ithas been rasping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rasping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rasping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rasping
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