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English noun: gravel

1. gravel (substance) rock fragments and pebbles


Synonymscrushed rock


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


SamplesMosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to gravel Sue


Synonymsannoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displease


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


Verb groupchafe

2. gravel (contact) cover with gravel


SamplesWe gravelled the driveway.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

3. gravel (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to


SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.


Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw


Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump









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