Learn how to say Grate correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word grate:
1 [with object] reduce (food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater:
(as adjective grated)
2 [no object] make an unpleasant rasping sound:
the hinges of the door grated
[with direct speech] say something in a harsh tone:
‘How dare you!’ he grated
3 [no object] have an irritating effect:
the buzzing sound grated on her nerves
late Middle English: from Old French grater, of Germanic origin; related to German kratzen ‘to scratch’
Do not confuse grate with great. Grate means ‘shred food’ (grate the cheese into a bowl) or ‘a metal fireplace frame’, whereas great means ‘very big, important, etc.’ (a great achievement for British science).