rasp

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English[edit]

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Wood rasp

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Noun[edit]

rasp (plural rasps)

  1. A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.
  2. The sound made by this tool when used, or any similar sound.
    the rasp of her perpetual cough
  3. (obsolete) The raspberry.
    • Francis Bacon
      Set sorrel amongst rasps, and the rasps will be smaller.

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Verb[edit]

rasp (third-person singular simple present rasps, present participle rasping, simple past and past participle rasped)

  1. (intransitive) To use a rasp.
  2. (intransitive) To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
  3. (transitive) To work something with a rasp.
    to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language.
    Some sounds rasp the ear.
    His insults rasped my temper.

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Noun[edit]

rasp f (plural raspen, diminutive raspje n)

  1. grater, for example for cheese
  2. surform tool

Verb[edit]

rasp

  1. first-person singular present indicative of raspen
  2. imperative of raspen