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RASP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rasp mean? 

RASP (noun)
  The noun RASP has 2 senses:

1. uttering in an irritated tone
2. a coarse file with sharp pointed projections

  Familiarity information: RASP used as a noun is rare.


RASP (verb)
  The verb RASP has 2 senses:

1. scrape with a rasp
2. utter in a grating voice

  Familiarity information: RASP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RASP (noun)


Sense 1rasp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uttering in an irritated tone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rasp; rasping

Hypernyms ("rasp" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)


Sense 2rasp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A coarse file with sharp pointed projections

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

wood file; rasp

Hypernyms ("rasp" is a kind of...):

file (a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal)


RASP (verb)


Sense 1rasp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Scrape with a rasp

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "rasp" is one way to...):

abrade; abrase; corrade; rub down; rub off (wear away)

"Rasp" entails doing...:

rub (move over something with pressure)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2rasp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter in a grating voice

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "rasp" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue rasp


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