Synonyms of gnaw in English:


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1‘the dog gnawed at a large piece of bone’

chew, bite, nibble, munch, crunch, champ, chomp, masticate
worry, tear
rare manducate, chumble

2‘pressures which are gnawing away the industry's independence’

erode, wear away, wear down, eat away, eat away at, chip away, chip away at, bite into, corrode, consume, devour
rare fret

3‘the doubts continued to gnaw at her’

prey on someone's mind, nag, plague, torment, torture, trouble, distress, worry, haunt, oppress, weigh heavily on someone's mind, be a weight on someone's mind, burden, hang over, harry, bother, exercise, fret
niggle, rankle with