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gnaw
American English: //
British English: /nɔː/

Translation of gnaw in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (animal)
    the dog was gnawing a bone
    el perro roía un hueso
    he was gnawed by doubts
    lo atormentaban las dudas
    Example sentences
    • Never the same place twice. Once when he seemed almost awake, I asked him if he was worried about having his face gnawed on by the rat, but there was no answer, just a sort of grunt.
    • Who hasn't chewed on gummy bears or gnawed on licorice candy?
    • Now she takes you on a harrowing true life journey from childhood neglect so bad she gnawed at dog bones for nourishment.

intransitive verb

  • to gnaw at something
    (animal)
    roer algo
    he gnawed at his fingernails
    se comía las uñas
    her conscience kept gnawing at her
    no dejaba de remorderle la conciencia

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