1 rub sth into small pieces
ADV. coarsely | finely Sprinkle the top of the dish with some finely grated cheese.
PHRASES freshly grated a teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
2 make a sharp unpleasant sound
PREP. against The steel of the helmet grated against the door. | on The grit beneath her soles grated harshly on the wooden deck.