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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rasp \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. 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]




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