Rasp

Noun

  • 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.
  • (obsolete) The raspberry.
  • The sound made by this tool when used, or any similar sound.

    "the rasp of her perpetual cough"

Verb

  • (intransitive) To use a rasp.
  • (transitive, figuratively) To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language.

    "Some sounds rasp the ear."

  • (transitive) To work something with a rasp.

    "to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder"

  • (intransitive) To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
  • (transitive, figuratively) To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language.

    "His insults rasped my temper."

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