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Definition of "gnawed" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of gnaw. (verb)

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Use "gnawed" in a sentence
  • "Coleridge, "With blood was it planted; it was rocked in tempests; the goat, the ass, and the stag gnawed it, the wild boar whetted its tusk upon its bark; the deep scars are still extant on its trunk, and the path of the lightning may be traced among its higher branches!""
  • "(Asked on NBC after the race if that streak had "gnawed" at him, Pletcher answered, "not as much as everybody else who made a big deal out of it" — but by then we'd been hooked on his saga.)"
  • "Bobby had tremendous emotional pull with the public, and that must have gnawed at Johnson, too."