There are 2 main translations of grate in German:

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grate 1

British English: /ɡreɪt/
American English: /ɡreɪt/

noun

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There are 2 main translations of grate in German:

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grate 2

transitive verb

  • 2 (grind) See examples:grate one's teeth in anger/in one's sleep
    vor Wut/im Schlaf mit den Zähnen knirschen

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (rub)
    the door grates [up]on its hinges
    die Tür knirscht in den Angeln
  • 2 (have irritating effect) See examples:grate [up]on somebody/somebody's nerves
    jemandem auf die Nerven gehen
  • 3
    (sound harshly)
    her shrill voice grated [up]on our ears
    ihre schrille Stimme gellte uns in den Ohren

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