Translation of "gnaw" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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gnawverb [ I + prep, T ]

uk /nɔː/ us /nɑː/

gnaw verb [ I + prep, T ] (BITE)

to bite or chew something repeatedly, usually making a hole in it or gradually destroying it

咬,啮,啃(通常指啃出孔洞或逐渐啃坏)
Babies like to gnaw hard objects when they're teething. 婴儿在长牙时喜欢啃咬硬物。
A dog lay under the table, gnawing on a bone. 一条狗趴在桌下啃骨头。

gnaw verb [ I + prep, T ] (FEEL WORRIED)

to make you feel worried or uncomfortable

使烦恼;折磨
I've been gnawed by guilt about not replying to her letter yet. 我到现在还没有回她的信,心里一直感到很内疚。
The feeling that I've forgotten something has been gnawing at me all day. 我一整天都坐立不安,老感觉忘了什么事情。

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(Translation of “gnaw” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)