English noun: gravel
|1.||gravel (substance) rock fragments and pebbles|
|Broader (hypernym)||rock, stone|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ballast, bank gravel, pit run, pit-run gravel, shingle|
English verb: gravel
|1.||gravel (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations|
|Samples||Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.|
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.
|Examples||The performance is likely to gravel Sue|
|Synonyms||annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle|
|2.||gravel (contact) cover with gravel|
|Samples||We gravelled the driveway.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|3.||gravel (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to|
|Samples||This beats me!.|
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.
|Synonyms||amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw|
|Narrower (hyponym)||elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump|