Definition of Gnaw at

1. Verb. Become ground down or deteriorate. "Her confidence eroded"

Exact synonyms: Eat At, Erode, Gnaw, Wear Away
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Derivative terms: Erosion, Erosive, Wearing Away



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnaw At

gnathostoma
gnathostome
gnathostomes
gnathostomiasis
gnatlike
gnatling
gnatlings
gnats
gnattier
gnattiest
gnatty
gnatworm
gnatworms
gnaw at (current term)
gnaw someone's vitals
gnawable
gnawed
gnawer
gnawers
gnawing
gnawing animal
gnawing mammal
gnawingly
gnawings
gnawn
gnaws
gneiss
gneisses

Literary usage of Gnaw at

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1. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir (1921)
"Such cases as Hottentot go-go "to look at carefully" (from go "to see"), Somali fen- fen "to gnaw at on all sides" (from fen "to gnaw at"), Chinook iwi iwi ..."

2. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir (1921)
"Such cases as Hottentot go-go "to look at carefully" (from go "to see"), Somali fen- fen "to gnaw at on all sides" (from fen "to gnaw at"), Chinook iwi iwi ..."

3. The Measure of a Man by Charles Brodie Patterson (1907)
"love, know your own bone ; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw at it again." Follow the bent of your energies and inclinations; form your purpose, ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"While the rats gnaw at his cords the steel pendulum sweeps nearer and nearer, its sharp blade cutting the air just above him. It touches his garments, ..."

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