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grate on (someone or something)

1. To scrape or scratch against something. When you move the table, please make sure that the legs don't grate on the floor.
2. To be irritating or annoying. Her snarky comments are really starting to grate on me.
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grate on (one's) nerves

To irritate or annoy someone. Her snarky comments are really starting to grate on my nerves.
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grate on someone

to annoy someone; to rub someone the wrong way. Your negative attitude really grates on me. Everything you say grates on me.
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grate on someone('s nerves)

Fig. to annoy someone; to bother someone. My obnoxious brother is grating on my nerves. Your whining really grates on me.
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grate on something

to rub, scrape, or abrade something. The tree branch is grating on the side of the house. The bottom of the door is grating on the threshold. Please fix it. gratify someone's desires Euph. to have sex with someone. The prostitute promised to gratify her customer's desires. That night, he gratified her desires.
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grate on

1. To scrape against something and roughen or remove pieces of a surface: The fender was grating on the tire of the car.
2. To irritate someone or something as if by scraping or grating: These loud noises are starting to grate on me.
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A STEEL WEDGE GRATE PLACED in a traditional Indian cook fire can increase the fuel efficiency and cut soot emissions by more than half, new research has found.
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Wansbeck Council is replacing the grates but in the meantime pedestrians, cyclists and motor cyclists are urged to be vigilant.
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Although grill experts have differing opinions, we found wiping the cooking grates lightly with oiled paper towels prevents the vegetables from sticking.
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Tree grates have been popular streetscape amenities for the last 30 years because they are attractive and increase the amount of walkable sidewalk surface.
Healthy brains may employ one anatomical mechanism to assess unconsciously the orientation of objects, such as the alighnment of a block or grate, and another to make conscious judgments concerning orientation, the researchers propose in the just-received September PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE.
This report was created for strategic planners, international executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for iron or steel domestic stoves, grates, and non-electric space heaters excluding kitchen appliances.
Bridge construction as steel-cheek construction, two-lane, 21/21 cm, consisting of 32 grating grates, steel pipe guardrail 1 pc
DAD Carl Brook has spoken of his anger that two road grates stolen four months ago have not been replaced.
Magnet strength was also a key issue, as the new Grates would be replacing far weaker Rare Earth Tube Magnets supplied by another company.
If there is a problem with a complete set of hammers, grates or liner plates, rather than being a specification problem, the most likely answer can be found in one of the other two variables--the type of material being shredded or the mechanical questions of shape and size of all the parts involved.
The force of the water was 170 pounds per square inch, flowing through three 1-foot-square openings covered by plastic grates, county public health coordinator Lester Jargowsky said Tuesday.