rasped


rasped

verb (used with object)

  1. to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument.
  2. to scrape or rub roughly: The glacier rasped the valley floor.
  3. to grate upon or irritate: The sound rasped his nerves.
  4. to utter with a grating sound: to rasp out an answer.

verb (used without object)

  1. to scrape or grate.
  2. to make a grating sound.

noun

  1. an act of rasping.
  2. a rasping sound.
  3. a coarse file, used mainly on wood, having separate conical teeth.
  4. (in an insect) a roughened surface used in stridulation.

noun

  1. a harsh grating noise
  2. a coarse file with rows of raised teeth

verb

  1. (tr) to scrape or rub (something) roughly, esp with a rasp; abrade
  2. to utter with or make a harsh grating noise
  3. to irritate (one’s nerves or senses); grate (upon)

noun

  1. an informal or Scot word for raspberry
v.

mid-13c., “to scrape,” from Middle Dutch raspen and from Old French rasper (Modern French râper) “to grate, rasp,” which is perhaps from a West Germanic source (cf. Old English gehrespan) akin to the root of raffle. Vocalic sense is from 1843. Related: Rasped; rasping.

n.

“coarse file,” 1540s, from Middle French raspe (Modern French râpe), from Old French rasper “to rasp” (see rasp (v.)).

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