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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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The company's grating products are used as flooring for stairs, mezzanines and walkways by a wide variety of industrial and commercial customers.
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.
4B schematically shows an output grating 402b having three angularly multiplexed holographic recordings.
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 particular, diffraction grating elements for 633 nm to 1064 nm waveband with 1600 lines/mm, exhibit a diffraction efficiency of 98% - the highest in this category of technology.
However, these methods can not be applied to finite and aperiodic elements such as echelle grating spectrometers.
Second, to realize the low dielectric constant in the first layer using only the HDPE, the duty cycle of a subwavelength grating was set to f = 0.
Diffraction gratings are important elements for various areas of science and technology, in the form of spectrophotometers (1), astronomic telescopes (2), integrated optic systems, and data storage (3) among others.
New grating head options significantly increase existing cutting capabilities," stated Tim O'Brien, vice president of sales.
The boundary conditions for a Bragg grating of length L are R(L/2) = 1 and S(L/2) = 0, and then the mode fields for R and S integrate backward from z = L/2 to -L/2, thus obtaining R (-L/2) and (-L/2).
Fiberglass grating is needed to provide safe options for workers in client facilities.
The second device is a grating light valve, a MEMS reflection grating producing bright and dark pixels in a display system by controlled diffraction of incident light due to electrostatic deflection of microbeams.
The grating used here, with its gentler contour, is much easier to run across.
To make such adjustable color sources, he and Andreas Stemmer, both of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, have invented a novel diffraction grating--a rippled surface that separates white light into component colors, each of which travels away from the grating at a slightly different angle.