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1. A coarse file with sharp, pointed projections.
2. The act of filing with a rasp.
3. A harsh grating sound.
v. rasped, rasp·ing, rasps
1. To file or scrape with a rasp.
2. To utter in a grating voice.
3. To grate on (nerves or feelings).
1. To scrape harshly; grate.
2. To make a harsh, grating sound.
[Old French raspe, from rasper, to rasp, of Germanic origin. V., Middle English raspen, from Middle Dutch raspen, from Old French rasper.]
1. a harsh grating noise
2. (Tools) a coarse file with rows of raised teeth
3. (tr) to scrape or rub (something) roughly, esp with a rasp; abrade
4. to utter with or make a harsh grating noise
5. to irritate (one's nerves or senses); grate (upon)
[C16: from Old French raspe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape]
(Plants) an informal or Scot word for raspberry
1. to scrape or abrade with or as if with a rough instrument.
2. to grate upon or irritate: The sound rasped his nerves.
3. to utter with a grating sound: to rasp out an order.v.i.
4. to scrape or grate.
5. to make a grating sound.n.
6. an act of rasping.
7. a rasping sound.
8. a coarse file, used mainly on wood, having separate conical teeth.
9. (in an insect) a roughened surface used in stridulation.
[1200–50; < Old French rasper to scrape, grate]
Past participle: rasped
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|Noun||1.||rasp - uttering in an irritated tone|
|2.||rasp - a coarse file with sharp pointed projections|
file - a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal
|Verb||1.||rasp - scrape with a rasp|
|2.||rasp - utter in a grating voice|