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Polish translation of “gnaw”


verb [I, T]     /nɔː/
to bite something with a lot of small bites
obgryzać, gryźć
He was gnawing on a bone .Animal (non-human) behaviourBiting, chewing and swallowingEating
(Definition of gnaw verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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