Translation of "gnaw" - English-Traditional 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

Babies like to gnaw hard objects when they're teething. 嬰兒在長牙時喜歡啃咬硬物。
A dog lay under the table, gnawing on a bone. 一隻狗趴在桌下啃骨頭。

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

to make you feel worried or uncomfortable

I've been gnawed by guilt about not replying to her letter yet. 我到現在還沒有回她的信,心裡一直感到很內疚。
The feeling that I've forgotten something has been gnawing at me all day. 我一整天都坐立不安,總是覺得忘了甚麼事情。

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