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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To bite and wear away bit by bit with the teeth.

Usage examples (33)
  • Tears from her heart one of those snakes which gnaw it,
  • My stomach was beginning to gnaw but I didn't dare go out.
  • "My stomach was beginning to gnaw, but I didn't dare go out"
  • And he, I could tell, would gnaw on a limb if he had a chance. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: "Gnaw" (to chew on) and "naw" (a slang for "no") sound alike. "Knorr" (a ship with one sail) and "nor" (a word used to make the following word or phrase negative) sound alike.
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