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Definition of rasp:

  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. Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper.
  3. The raspberry.
  4. To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder.

Synonyms:

bit, crack, Allen wrench, adjustable wrench, click, scratch, scratch, applicator, bradawl, blow, clash, crunch, chink, bellows, box end wrench, blowlamp, clack, awl, clatter, bump, cough, clip-clop, run, knead, buff, ding, buzz, wood file, clink, blowtorch, jar, beat, sounds, burble, babble, clangor, rasping.

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