Definition of "gnaws" []

  • To bite (at) or chew (upon) constantly so as to wear away little by little (verb)
  • To form by gnawing (verb)
  • To cause erosion of (something) (verb)
  • To cause constant distress or anxiety (to) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of gnawing (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gnaw. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gnaws" in a sentence
  • "A name gnaws at him, and you can guess what it is, Mahound Mahound Mahound."
  • "I still support Barack, but the feeling doesn't go away - it just kind of gnaws at me."
  • "Stanley Knox, Detroit's new police chief, said the murder "kind of gnaws on your nerves," and he swore to keep up the heat."