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Related to gravel: pebbles
1. An unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments or pebbles.
2. Medicine The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.
tr.v. grav·eled, grav·el·ing, grav·els or grav·elled or grav·el·ling
1. To apply a surface of rock fragments or pebbles to.
2. To confuse; perplex.
3. Informal To irritate.
[Middle English, from Old French gravele, diminutive of grave, pebbly shore, of Celtic origin.]
1. (Geological Science) an unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments that is coarser than sand
2. (Geological Science) geology a mixture of rock fragments with diameters in the range 4–76 mm
3. (Pathology) pathol small rough calculi in the kidneys or bladder
vb (tr) , -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
4. to cover with gravel
5. to confound or confuse
6. informal US to annoy or disturb
[C13: from Old French gravele, diminutive of grave gravel, perhaps of Celtic origin]
n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, n.
1. small stones and pebbles or a mixture of these with sand.v.t.
2. to cover with gravel.
3. to perplex; puzzle.
4. to irritate.adj.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French gravele, diminutive of grave sandy shore, perhaps < Celtic]
Past participle: gravelled
In medicine, either small kidney stones or the disease that causes them.
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|Noun||1.||gravel - rock fragments and pebbles |
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
ballast - coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
shingle - coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
|Verb||1.||gravel - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"|
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
displease - give displeasure to
|2.||gravel - cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway"|
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
|3.||gravel - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"|
bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, mystify, nonplus, perplex, baffle, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, vex, pose, stick, beat, get
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
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