Synonyms for gnaw
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : naw|
|Phonetic Transcription : nɔ|
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Définition of gnawOrigin :
- Old English gnagan (past tense *gnog, past participle gnagan) "to gnaw," a common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon gnagan, Old Norse, Swedish gnaga, Middle Dutch, Dutch knagen, Old High German gnagan, German nagen "to gnaw"), probably imitative of gnawing. Related: Gnawed; gnawing.
- verb bite, chew
- verb be bothered, worried about
- The dogs had devoured even the entrails of the seal, and began to gnaw their traces.
- Extract from : « The Field of Ice » by Jules Verne
- The dog was unable to gnaw through the leather at his own end of the stick.
- Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
- Sam watched her go to the house, and doubts began to gnaw at him.
- Extract from : « The Odyssey of Sam Meecham » by Charles E. Fritch
- I attempted to gnaw through the wires, but they resisted my utmost efforts.
- Extract from : « The Rambles of a Rat » by A. L. O. E.
- They burrowed under the snow until they could gnaw them, and thus they released us.
- Extract from : « The Young Treasure Hunter » by Frank V. Webster
- Come here, Harry; get in front of me and I'll gnaw your wrists free.
- Extract from : « The Grammar School Boys Snowbound » by H. Irving Hancock
- Her theory was good, only Buddy didn't care to gnaw his bone on an evening edition.
- Extract from : « Torchy As A Pa » by Sewell Ford
- This they do by sending an animal into the body of the child to gnaw its vitals.
- Extract from : « The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees » by James Mooney
- Feet-in-the-Ashes put his fingers in his mouth and commenced to gnaw them.
- Extract from : « The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said » by Padraic Colum
- Dont smack your lips or gnaw your bones: avoid such beastliness.
- Extract from : « Early English Meals and Manners » by Various
Antonyms for gnaw
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