To abrade by rubbing or grating with a coarsely rough instrument; grate, or grate away, with a rasp or something comparable to it.Figuratively, to affect or perform harshly, as if by the use of a rasp; grate upon; utter with a rough and jarring effect: as, to rasp one's feelings; to rasp out a refusal.To rub against something gratingly; produce a rasping effect: as, the vessel rasped against the quay: literally or figuratively.n. A coarse form of file, having its surface dotted with separate protruding teeth, formed by the indentations of a pointed punch.n. A machine or large instrument for use in rasping; a rasper.n. The radula or odontophore of a mollusk; the lingual ribbon. See cut under radula.n. A rasping surface.n. The rough surface of the tongue of some animals.n. The fruit of the common (European) raspberry. See raspberry.To belch; eject wind from the stomach.