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1. gnaw

verb. ['ˈnɔ'] bite or chew on with the teeth.

Synonyms

  • bite
  • seize with teeth
  • manducate
  • jaw
  • masticate

Antonyms

  • failure
  • praise

Etymology

  • gnagan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Gnaw

  • robertshaw
  • withdraw
  • redraw
  • mcgraw
  • mccraw
  • loblaw
  • foresaw
  • czeslaw
  • anspaugh
  • alspaugh
  • straw
  • mcgaw
  • mcgaugh
  • mcgagh
  • mccaw
  • macaw
  • inlaw
  • guffaw
  • eshbaugh
  • colaw
  • bashaw
  • ashbaugh
  • alpaugh
  • allbaugh
  • albaugh
  • traugh
  • spaw
  • spaugh
  • slaw
  • slaugh

How do you pronounce gnaw?

Pronounce gnaw as nɔ.

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Sentences with gnaw


1. Verb, base form
They use their strong teeth to gnaw and chew and often store extra food in their cheeks.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Usually they gnaw and then throw up.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Mice gnaw into storage boxes and nest there.

Quotes about gnaw


1. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

2. gnaw

verb. ['ˈnɔ'] become ground down or deteriorate.

Synonyms

  • crumble
  • gnaw at
  • erode
  • wear away
  • eat at
  • dilapidate

Antonyms

  • soundness
  • increment
  • increase
  • integrate

Etymology

  • gnagan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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