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Definition of Gnaw

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nibble, bite, chew; wear away, corrode
Gnaw Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To corrode; to fret away; to waste.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To bite in agony or rage.
  
(v. i.)
To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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gnaw
\gnaw\, v. i. to use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable. i might well, like the spaniel, gnaw upon the chain that ties me. sidney.
gnaw
\gnaw\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. gnawed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. gnawing.] [oe. gnawen, as. gnagan; akin to d. knagen, ohg. gnagan, nagan, g. nagen, icel. & sw. gnaga, dan. gnave, nage. cf. nag to tease.]
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. his bones clean picked; his very bones they gnaw.
2. to bite in agony or rage. they gnawed their tongues for pain. xvi. 10.
3. to corrode; to fret away; to waste.
gnaw
v
1. bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"; "chewed on a cookie"
2. become ground down or deteriorate; "her confidence eroded" [syn: erode, gnaw at, eat at, wear away]




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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cnoi = v. to gnaw, to chew
Gognoi = v. to gnaw slightly
Anagram
  wang
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"; "chewed on a cookie"
(hypernym) chew, masticate, manducate, jaw
(derivation) rodent, gnawer, gnawing animal
2. become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
(synonym) erode, gnaw at, eat at, wear away
(hypernym) decay, crumble, delapidate
Gnaw Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Gnaw is a New York City noise band created by Alan Dubin after the dissolution of Khanate. The band was originally composed of Dubin, Carter Thornton (of Enos Slaughter and others), Jun Mizumachi (a former live member of Ike Yard) and drummer Jamie Sykes (of Burning Witch). Guitarist/sound designer Brian Beatrice and drummer Eric Neuser later joined the group. In addition to the traditional 4 piece rock format and string and wind instruments, Gnaw utilizes synthesis modulation, found sound and manipulated recordings. In issue 302, The Wire magazine called Gnaw "a terrifying rock sextet whose blackened vision has enough dark energy to blot out the sun". The publication described Gnaw's debut album, This Face, as "unsettling but vital listening". The album was named number 17 of the year] by Rock-A-Rolla magazine and Fact went on to post it as number 23 on its list of best "post-metal" albums ever made.

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