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Grate vs. Mince

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Gratenoun

A horizontal metal grill through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot.

‘The grate stopped the sheep from escaping from their field.’;

Mincenoun

(uncountable) Finely chopped meat.

‘Mince tastes really good fried in a pan with some chopped onion and tomato.’;

Gratenoun

A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.

Mincenoun

(uncountable) Finely chopped mixed fruit used in Christmas pies; mincemeat.

‘During Christmas time my dad loves to eat mince pies.’;

Grateverb

(transitive) To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars.

‘to grate a window’;

Mincenoun

(countable) An affected (often dainty or short and precise) gait.

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Grateverb

To shred things, usually foodstuffs, by rubbing across a grater.

‘I need to grate the cheese before the potato is cooked.’;

Mincenoun

(countable) An affected manner, especially of speaking; an affectation.

Grateverb

(intransitive) To make an unpleasant rasping sound, often as the result of rubbing against something.

‘Listening to his teeth grate all day long drives me mad.’; ‘The chalk grated against the board.’;

Mincenoun

An eye (from mince pie).

Grateverb

To grate on one’s nerves; to irritate or annoy.

‘She’s nice enough, but she can begin to grate if there is no-one else to talk to.’;

Minceverb

(transitive) To make less; make small.

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Grateverb

To annoy.

Minceverb

(transitive) To lessen; diminish; to diminish in speaking; speak of lightly or slightingly; minimise.

Grateadjective

(obsolete) Serving to gratify; agreeable.

Minceverb

To effect mincingly.

Grateadjective

Serving to gratify; agreeable.

Minceverb

To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine.

‘Butchers often use machines to mince meat.’;

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Gratenoun

A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.

Minceverb

To suppress or weaken the force of

Gratenoun

A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.

Minceverb

To say or utter vaguely, not directly or frankly

‘to mince one's words’; ‘a minced oath’;

Grateverb

To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.

Minceverb

(transitive) To affect; to pronounce affectedly or with an accent.

Grateverb

To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.

‘On their hinges grateHarsh thunder.’;

Minceverb

(intransitive) To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.

Grateverb

To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.

Minceverb

(intransitive) To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.

‘I love going to gay bars and seeing drag queens mince around on stage.’;

Grateverb

To fret; to irritate; to offend.

‘News, my good lord Rome . . . grates me.’;

Minceverb

To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat.

Grateverb

To make a harsh sound by friction.

‘I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,Or a dry wheel grate on the exletree.’;

Minceverb

To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of; as, he doesn't mince words.

‘I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say - "I love you."’; ‘Siren, now mince the sin,And mollify damnation with a phrase.’; ‘If, to mince his meaning, I had either omitted some part of what he said, or taken from the strength of his expression, I certainly had wronged him.’;

Grateverb

To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.

‘This grated harder upon the hearts of men.’;

Minceverb

To affect; to make a parade of.

Gratenoun

a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

Minceverb

To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.

‘The daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, . . . mincing as they go.’; ‘I 'll . . . turn two mincing stepsInto a manly stride.’;

Gratenoun

a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

Minceverb

To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.

Gratenoun

a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

Mincenoun

A short, precise step; an affected manner.

Grateverb

furnish with a grate;

‘a grated fireplace’;

Mincenoun

food chopped into small bits;

‘a mince of mushrooms’;

Grateverb

gnaw into; make resentful or angry;

‘The unjustice rankled her’; ‘his resentment festered’;

Minceverb

make less severe or harsh;

‘He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears’;

Grateverb

reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface;

‘grate carrots and onions’; ‘grate nutmeg’;

Minceverb

walk daintily;

‘She minced down the street’;

Grateverb

make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together;

‘grate one's teeth in anger’;

Minceverb

cut into small pieces;

‘mince the garlic’;

Grateverb

scratch repeatedly;

‘The cat scraped at the armchair’;

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