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Definition of Gnaw


  1. To bite, as something hard or tough, which is not readily separated or crushed; to bite off little by little, with effort; to wear or eat away by scraping or continuous biting with the teeth; to nibble at.
  2. To bite in agony or rage.
  3. To corrode; to fret away; to waste.
  4. To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable.
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Gnaw Translations

gnaw in Dutch is knagen
gnaw in French is ronger
gnaw in German is abnagen, nagen, nage
gnaw in Norwegian is gnage, nage
gnaw in Portuguese is roer
gnaw in Spanish is roer