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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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get on your nerves

to annoy someone a lot Sometimes watching TV really gets on my nerves because of all the commercials.
See also: get, nerve, on

get/grate on somebody's nerves

  (informal)
to annoy someone, especially by doing something again and again If we spend too much time together, we end up getting on each other's nerves. The telephone hadn't stopped ringing all morning and it was starting to grate on my nerves.
See also: get, nerve, on

grate on

v.
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.
See also: grate, on

get on (someone's) nerves

To irritate or exasperate.
See also: get, nerve, on
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manufacturers began producing spectrographs using grating instead of a prism as the dispersing element.
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The scale unit consists of relief-type 1m-pitch diffraction grating with a radial recording.
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A diffraction grating (DG) is a passive optical component that diffracts polychromatic light into its component wavelengths or monochromatic light into surfaces of constant phase, Fig.