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English definition of “gnaw”

gnaw

verb [I + prep, T] (FEEL WORRIED)    /nɔː/ US  /nɑː/
to make you feel worried or uncomfortable: I've been gnawed by guilt about not replying to her letter yet. The feeling that I've forgotten something has been gnawing at me all day.Making people sad, shocked and upsetCausing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of gnaw verb (FEEL WORRIED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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