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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 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.
See also: grate, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: grate, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Error analysis illustrates that the measurement relative error of the resistance-strain gauge is 9.84% and measurement relative error of Fiber Bragg Grating is 7.67%.
The first part to achieve is to design the most efficient diffraction grating. To do so, a range of wavelengths has been set, from 600 nm to 800 nm, which may differ from a solar cell technology to another.
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The Dammam-based company, a subsidiary of Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Company (PGIIC), is set to become Saudi Aramco's approved vendor for miscellaneous structural steel and gratings. The company also recently opened two additional sales stations in Jeddah for coverage of the Western Region and in Riyadh for the Central Region.
Both lenses and diffraction gratings bend light at different wavelengths to different extents, what scientists call "chromatic aberration," that can be overcome in conventional optics through use of a series of lenses that correct for that.
A near-eye display device, comprising: an image source: a waveguide configured to propagate light from the image source to a field of view of a user of the near-eye display device, the waveguide comprising a holographic grating comprising a plurality of angularly multiplexed holograms; and a controller configured to control display of an image via the image source.
The high mismatch causes a large reflection at both the entrance and exit of the grating forming an etalon; therefore, the only frequencies that are transmitted at the output interface correspond to the etalon's resonance frequencies.
Using both qualitative and quantitative approach, this study sought to randomly assess cassava grating surfaces for analysis and standardisation.
As shown in Figure 1, one CW probe beam ([lambda] = 532 nm or 633 nm) with right-handed or left-handed circular polarization was aligned to normally probe the refilling CLC template grating sample.
The sensitivity of LPFGs to torsion arises from the connection between changes in the grating's birefringent structure due to axial twists (caused by the photoelastic effect) and the state of polarization (SOP) of the guided light [10, 16, 17], producing a shift of the resonance wavelength and/or an increment or reduction of the intensity of the transmitted light.
The company's grating products are used as flooring for stairs, mezzanines and walkways by a wide variety of industrial and commercial customers.
Our new grating rig allows manufacturers to test many types of cheese, for example, the results of which can help guide research and development plans, optimise processing parameters and inform and facilitate quality control."
In addition, the digital micro/nanomoire method using a digital grating as the reference grating has also been applied to measure micro/nanodeformation [15, 16].
Scalar diffraction theory is one of the widely used methods for the design and analysis of grating structures [7-10].
Scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a compact snapshot polarisation camera based on diffraction gratings containing nanoscale structures.