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verb [intransitive/transitive] gnaw pronunciation in American English // 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygnaw
he/she/itgnaws
present participlegnawing
past tensegnawed
past participlegnawed
  1. to keep biting something

    David gnawed his lip, obviously worried.

    A rat had gnawed through the cable.

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