- 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[intransitive] to make a rough unpleasant sound synonym grate a rasping cough/voice
- 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.
NAmE//ræsp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rasp
he / she / it rasps
past simple rasped
-ing form rasping