HyperDic: gnaw

English > 2 senses of the word gnaw:
VERBcontactgnawbite or chew on with the teeth
changegnaw, erode, gnaw at, eat at, wear awaybecome ground down or deteriorate
gnaw > pronunciation
Soundsnao'
Rhymesmackinaw ... Saginaw: 3 rhymes with nao...
English > gnaw: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningbite or chew on with the teeth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"gnaw an old cracker"
Broaderbite, seize with teethTo grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws / jaws
chew, masticate, manducate, jawchew (food)
Spanishmordiscar, roer
Catalanrosegar
Nounsgnawerrelatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
English > gnaw: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome ground down or deteriorate.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymserode, gnaw at, eat at, wear away
Broaderdecay, crumble, dilapidatefall into decay or ruin
Spanishdesgastarse, erosionarse, erosionar
Catalancorroir-se, desgastar-se, erosionar-se, erosionar

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