gravel

Gravel is very small, irregular pieces of rock and stone. Your gravel driveway might crunch under your boots as you walk to the mailbox.

Roads, paths, walkways, and yards are all sometimes paved with gravel, which is a relatively inexpensive material to use for marking areas and preventing the growth of weeds and other plants. Gravel is more rough and rocky than sand, and smaller than stones. The word gravel comes from the French word gravele, "gravel or sand," which in turn comes from grave, "seashore or sand." The ultimate Proto-Indo-European root may be ghreu, "to rub or grind."

Primary Meanings of gravel

1.
nv
rock fragments and pebbles
cover with gravel
2.
v
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
3.
v
be a mystery or bewildering to
Full Definitions of gravel
1

n rock fragments and pebbles

Synonyms:
crushed rock
Types:
ballast
coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
bank gravel, pit run, pit-run gravel
gravel as found in natural deposits
shingle
coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
Type of:
rock, stone
material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

v cover with gravel

“We gravelled the driveway”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
2

v cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Synonyms:
annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex
chafe
feel extreme irritation or anger
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get, get under one's skin
irritate
eat into, fret, grate, rankle
gnaw into; make resentful or angry
peeve
cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle
trouble or vex
fret
cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke
annoy continually or chronically
antagonise, antagonize
provoke the hostility of
goad, needle
goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment
treat cruelly
haze
harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
Type of:
displease
give displeasure to
3

v be a mystery or bewildering to

Synonyms:
amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
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mix up, stump
cause to be perplexed or confounded
riddle
set a difficult problem or riddle
elude, escape
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
defy, refuse, resist
elude, especially in a baffling way
Type of:
bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw
be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

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