[ UK /ɹˈɑːsp/ ]
[ US /ˈɹæsp/ ]
NOUN
  1. a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
  2. uttering in an irritated tone
VERB
  1. scrape with a rasp
  2. utter in a grating voice
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How To Use rasp In A Sentence

  • The Italian was rejected because of his weak grasp of English.
  • Divide half the mixture between 4 glass bowls, then sprinkle with a few fresh raspberries and a bit more crushed honeycomb. The Sun
  • About a meter tall if it stood erect, it must use its short, bowed legs arboreally by choice, for it ran on all fours and either foot terminated in three well-developed grasping digits. The Rebel Worlds
  • Even the shoes, booties with vertiginous heels, were covered in grasping little coral-like tentacles that shook as the models -- their faces abloom with gold and colorful stripes -- stomped down the catwalk. Balmain, Zac Posen, Rick Owens & Manish Arora Out Of This World In Paris (PHOTOS, POLL)
  • As soon as the weather improves and the soil is fit for planting you can plant out your raspberries in their permanent position. The Sun
  • They have shown they are grasping the nettle. Times, Sunday Times
  • His foot slipped and he grasped at a piece of jutting tile and dragged himself back to safety.
  • Then, the phrase had struck Vincent as doting and naive, but sometime during his stay in Toulio, as his grasp of the Chinese language deepened, and as he learned—or was forced to learn—from his mistakes, he had felt the title gain merit and accuracy. Heaven Lake
  • But the howling vacuum had opened up inside her again, with its endless vistas of nothingness and no return, the harlequinade of grasping, painted lovers. Shortcut Man
  • Success in that final exam ensures that their parents' dream, which by now should also be their own, of a cap and gown clad university graduate is within grasp.
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