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gnaw

verb [I, T]
 
 
/nɔː/
to bite something with a lot of small bites
грызть, глодать
He was gnawing on a bone.Animal (non-human) behaviourBiting, chewing and swallowingEating
Translations of “gnaw”
in Korean 갉아먹다…
in Arabic يَقرِض…
in French ronger…
in Italian rodere, rosicchiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咬, 咬,嚙,啃(通常指啃出孔洞或逐漸啃壞)…
in Turkish kemirmek, küçük küçük ısırmak…
in Polish obgryzać, gryźć…
in Spanish roer…
in Portuguese roer…
in German zernagen…
in Catalan rosegar…
in Japanese ガリガリかじる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咬, 咬,啮,啃(通常指啃出孔洞或逐渐啃坏)…
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