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English definition of “gnaw”

gnaw

verb [I + prep, T] (BITE)    /nɔː/ US  /nɑː/
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. A dog lay under the table, gnawing on a bone.Biting, chewing and swallowingEating
(Definition of gnaw verb (BITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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