Synonyms for gnaw


Grammar : Verb
Spell : naw
Phonetic Transcription :

Top 10 synonyms for gnaw Other synonyms for the word gnaw

Définition of gnaw

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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