/nawn/, v.
a pp. of gnaw.

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  • gnaw — gnawable, adj. gnawer, n. /naw/, v., gnawed, gnawed or gnawn, gnawing. v.t. 1. to bite or chew on, esp. persistently. 2. to wear away or remove by persistent biting or nibbling. 3. to form or make by so doing: to gnaw a hole through the wall. 4.… …   Universalium

  • gnaw — [c]/nɔ / (say naw) verb (gnawed, gnawed or gnawn, gnawing) –verb (t) 1. to wear away or remove by persistent biting. 2. to make by gnawing. 3. to corrode; consume. –verb (i) 4. to bite persistently. 5. to cause corrosion. 6. to act as if by… …  

  • gnaw — [nô] vt. gnawed, gnawed or Rare gnawn, gnawing [ME gnawen < OE gnagen, akin to Ger nagen (OHG gnagan) < IE * ghnēgh < base * ghen , to gnaw away, rub away > GNASH, GNAT] 1. to cut, bite, and wear away bit by bit with the teeth 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • gnaw — v. (past part. gnawed or gnawn) 1 a tr. (usu. foll. by away, off, in two, etc.) bite persistently; wear away by biting. b intr. (often foll. by at, into) bite, nibble. 2 a intr. (often foll. by at, into) (of a destructive agent, pain, fear, etc.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gnaw´er — gnaw «n», verb, gnawed, gnawed or gnawn, gnaw|ing. –v.t. 1. to bite at and wear away: »A mouse has gnawed the cover of this box. 2. to make by biting: »A rat can gnaw a hole through wood …   Useful english dictionary

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