verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of rasp
OTHER WORDS FROM rasprasp·ish, adjectiveun·rasped, adjective
Words nearby rasp
Example sentences from the Web for rasp
Hypatia's voice was flute-like, and used always well within its compass, so as never to rasp or tire the organs.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
After this he rubs the soles of the feet with a kind of rasp of baked clay.
Hold the work in such a way that the stroke of the rasp can be seen without moving the pipe.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
It was a relief to him to rasp out his dislike for Geoffrey under his breath.Geoffrey Hampstead|Thomas Stinson Jarvis
As they slammed the heavy steel door behind them he heard the rasp of bolts.The Golden Amazons of Venus|John Murray Reynolds