Definition of rasp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rasp

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ræsp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rasp
     
    he / she / it rasps
     
    past simple rasped
     
    -ing form rasping
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to say something in a rough unpleasant voice synonym croak + speech “Where have you been?” she rasped. rasp (something) (out) He rasped out some instructions.
  2. 2[intransitive] to make a rough unpleasant sound synonym grate a rasping cough/voice
  3. 3 [transitive] rasp something to rub a surface with a rasp or with something rough that works or feels like a rasp The wind rasped his face.
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