Knaw vs. Gnaw

Knaw vs. Gnaw — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Knaw and Gnaw

Knawverb

archaic spelling of gnaw

Gnawverb

To bite, chew on, or erode with the teeth.

Gnawverb

To produce by gnawing

gnaw a hole.

Gnawverb

To erode or diminish gradually as if by gnawing

waves gnawing the rocky shore.

Gnawverb

To afflict or worry persistently

fear that constantly gnawed me.

Gnawverb

To bite or chew persistently

The dog gnawed at the bone.
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Gnawverb

To cause erosion or gradual diminishment.

Gnawverb

To cause persistent worry or pain

Hunger gnawed at the prisoners.

Gnawverb

(ambitransitive) To bite something persistently, especially something tough.

The dog gnawed the bone until it broke in two.

Gnawverb

(intransitive) To produce excessive anxiety or worry.

Her comment gnawed at me all day and I couldn't think about anything else.

Gnawverb

To corrode; to fret away; to waste.

Gnawverb

bite or chew on with the teeth;

gnaw an old crackerchewed on a cookie
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Gnawverb

become ground down or deteriorate;

Her confidence eroded