Grime vs Rasp - What's the difference?

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Grime is a synonym of rasp.


As nouns the difference between grime and rasp

is that grime is crumb, bit while rasp is a coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.

As a verb rasp is

to use a rasp.

grime

English

(wikipedia grime)

Noun

(-)
  • Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall.  Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime .}}
  • (music) A genre of urban music that emerged in London, England, in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop.
  • Verb

    (grim)
  • To begrime; to cake with dirt
  • * {{quote-book, year=1862, author=Edwin Waugh, title=Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=All grimed with coaldust, they swing along the street with their dinner baskets and cans in their hands, chattering merrily.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1920, author=Harold Bindloss, title=Lister's Great Adventure, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Fog from the river rolled up the street and the windows were grimed by soot, but Cartwright had not turned on the electric light.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1918, author=Harold Bindloss, title=The Buccaneer Farmer, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=His skin was grimed with dust, for he had ridden hard in scorching heat, and was anxious and impatient to get on.}} ----

    rasp

    English

    (wikipedia rasp)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.
  • The sound made by this tool when used, or any similar sound.
  • the rasp of her perpetual cough
  • (obsolete) The raspberry.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Set sorrel amongst rasps , and the rasps will be smaller.
    Hypernyms
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    Verb

  • To use a rasp.
  • To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
  • To work something with a rasp.
  • to rasp''' wood to make it smooth; to '''rasp bones to powder
  • (figurative) To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language.
  • Some sounds rasp the ear.
    His insults rasped my temper.

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