Synonyms for gnaw
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- 1. gnaw, chew, masticate, manducate, jaw, bite, seize with teeth
- usage: bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"
- 2. erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away, decay, crumble, dilapidate
- usage: become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
See also: gnaw (Dictionary)