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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To bite or chew on with the teeth. Also: To be a source of annoyance, worry, or vexation to.

Usage examples (38)
  • Noun : the gnawings of hunger
  • Verb (used with object) : to gnaw a hole through the wall
  • He went home afterwards, a dull pain gnawing at his heart, striving to reconcile
  • She was young, too, though no one guessed it; so the gnawing was the fiercer. for more
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