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Abrade meaning

abrade - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. strike against an object; " She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"
  2. 2. rub hard or scrub; " scour the counter tops"
  3. 3. To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks.
  4. 4. Same as Abraid.

abrade - examples of usage

  1. If, however, the surfaces are pressed together sufficiently to abrade the hard skin from the cast iron, a rapid cutting immediately takes place, which is very difficult to remove. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. The softer parts would abrade faster in the soft stone. - "The Holes Around Mars", Jerome Bixby.
  3. Might it not be possible, by never- ceasing friction, to so abrade the edges of the sole of the boot that it might be reduced to such dimension as would permit it to be raised? - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
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