rasp

  • 1 Rasp — (r[.a]sp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rasped} (r[.a]spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rasping}.] [OF. rasper, F. r[^a]per, to scrape, grate, rasp, fr. OHG. rasp[=o]n to scrape together, to collect, probably akin to E. rap. Cf. {Rap} to snatch.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rasp — rasp·ber·ry; rasp·ber·ry·like; rasp·er; rasp; rasp·ish; rasp·ite; rasp·ing·ly; rasp·ing·ness; …

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  • 3 Rasp — Rasp, n. [OE. raspe, OF. raspe, F. r[^a]pe. See {Rasp}, v.] [1913 Webster] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Rasp — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles Rasp (1846–1907), australischer Unternehmer (BHP Billiton) Fritz Rasp (1891–1976), deutscher Film und Bühnendarsteller Renate Rasp (* 1935), deutsche Schriftstellerin …

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  • 5 Rasp — /rasp/ (say rahsp) noun Charles, 1846–1907, Australian miner, born in Germany; discoverer of silver at Broken Hill, NSW, in 1883 and one of the original shareholders in BHP. Charles Rasp came to Melbourne from Germany in 1869 owing to ill health …

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  • 6 rasp — [rasp, räsp] vt. [ME raspen < OFr rasper < OHG raspon, to scrape together, akin to OE hrespan, to strip, spoil] 1. to scrape or rub with or as with a file 2. to utter in a rough, grating tone 3. to grate upon; irritate [giggling that rasped …

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  • 7 rasp|y — «RAS pee, RAHS », adjective, rasp|i|er, rasp|i|est. 1. grating; harsh; rough. 2 …

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  • 8 rasp — /rasp / (say rahsp), /ræsp / (say rasp) verb (t) 1. to scrape or abrade with a rough instrument. 2. to scrape or rub roughly. 3. to grate upon or irritate (the nerves, feelings, etc.). 4. to utter with a grating sound. –verb (i) 5. to scrape or… …

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  • 9 rasp — ► NOUN 1) a coarse file for use on metal, wood, or other hard material. 2) a harsh, grating noise. ► VERB 1) file with a rasp. 2) (of a rough surface or object) scrape in a painful or unpleasant way. 3) make a harsh, grating noise …

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  • 10 Rasp. — Rasp., bei naturwissenschaftl. Namen Abkürzung für François Vincent Raspail …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 rasp — index erode, irritate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 rasp — (rasp) 1. a coarse file used in surgery. Called also raspatory and xyster. 2. to file with this instrument …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 rasp — vb *scrape, scratch, grate, grind Analogous words: *abrade, excoriate, chafe, fret: *irritate, exasperate, aggravate: *annoy, vex, irk, bother …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 rasp — [v] grind, rub abrade, bray, excoriate, file, grate, irk, irritate, jar, pound, raze, rub, sand, scour, scrape, scratch, vex, wear; concepts 7,19 …

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  • 15 rasp|er — «RAS puhr, RAHS », noun. 1. a person or thing that rasps. 2. a machine for scraping sugar cane …

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  • 16 rasp — I rasp 1. rasp sb., en, e, ene (en grov fil) II rasp 2. rasp sb., en (knust brød) III rasp 3. rasp sb., et, rasp, ene (det at raspe) …

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  • 17 rasp — {{11}}rasp (n.) coarse file, 1540s, from M.Fr. raspe, from O.Fr. rasper to rasp (see RASP (Cf. rasp) (v.)). {{12}}rasp (v.) c.1300, to scrape, from M.Du. raspen, O.Fr. rasper to grate, rasp, from a W.Gmc. source (Cf. O.E. gehrespan) akin to the… …

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  • 18 Rasp — For the RASP computing model, see Random access stored program machine. Wood rasp …

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  • 19 rasp — [[t]rɑ͟ːsp, ræ̱sp[/t]] rasps, rasping, rasped 1) VERB If someone rasps, their voice or breathing is harsh and unpleasant to listen to. [V with quote] Where ve you put it? he rasped... He fell back into the water, his breath rasping in his heaving …

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  • 20 rasp — I UK [rɑːsp] / US [ræsp] verb Word forms rasp : present tense I/you/we/they rasp he/she/it rasps present participle rasping past tense rasped past participle rasped 1) [intransitive/transitive] to make an unpleasant sound as if two rough surfaces …

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