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To smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“Then rasp the edges of the crust, so as to clear it of gravel and rough portions of the horn.”
To scrape or abrade through the application of friction
“The thrips will rasp the foliage, leaving whitish streaks.”
To say in a harsh, grating voice
“Lancaster had never fully recovered from an accidental gunshot wound that had damaged his lungs and could only rasp in a low voice.”
To utter in a hostile or aggressive way
“They rasp at me in bitterness, thoughts of bloody, gruesome revenge screaming from their eyes as I hand them their mutilated, cold and meager evening tea.”
To bother or aggravate, especially by being harsh on the senses
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“The awful stillness began to rasp my nerves. I began to tell myself that I was quite at the end of my tether.”
To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound
To make a sharp sibilant or hissing sound
To grind or grate with an audible noise
To make a long, high-pitched cry or noise
To yell or cry with a loud harsh sound
To crush into fine particles
Plural for a coarse file (hand tool used for removing sharp edges)
“Pull the end of the board outward, then file it with a rasp.”
Plural for a harsh or grating noise, or an act that causes this
“She almost panicked when she heard the rasp of steel being drawn.”
Plural for a harsh, grating voice or call
“The rasp of the crow on the church tower stirs smaller birds to song.”
(of one's voice) Plural for the quality of being husky or throaty
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