2. To make a harsh rasping sound by or as if by scraping or grinding: Crickets grate their wings together to create their distinctive sounds.
2. Of outstanding importance or significance: Kim was a great author, famous for her short stories.
The great grate in the street was placed there because of the extreme flooding rains that often took place in that area.
Ed's barbecue turns out superb burgers and that's why he calls it his great grate.
What was the name of the movie where the main actor lifted a drain cover on a street and got away from those who were chasing him?
Babs thinks it was the "Grate Escape"!