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Synonyms of rasp in English:


  • 1 enamel is rasped off the edges of the horse's teeth
    scrape, file, rub, abrade, grate, sand, sandpaper, scratch, scour
    technical excoriate
  • 2 ‘What's going on?’ he rasped
    croak, say/utter hoarsely, squawk, shrill, caw
  • 3 her hard, metallic voice rasped his nerves
    grate on, jar on, irritate, irk;
    British informal rub up the wrong way
  • noun

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  • the rasp of the engine
    grinding, grating, scraping, scrape, scratching, scratch
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