1 grating, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, grinding, stridulation:
One could hear the rasp of the file as they tried to cut through the door
2 file, grater:
The coarser rasp is for use on wood.
3 scrape, abrade, grate, file:
First, rasp the horseradish, then combine the gratings with a little vinegar.
4 irritate, jar (upon), grate upon or against, rub (someone) (up) the wrong way, nettle, irk, annoy, vex, wear on, get, Literary gride:
She has a rasping metallic voice that gets on my nerves.
5 croak, squawk, screech:
The sergeant rasped out another command and the company marched forward.