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Bite at or nibble something persistently
“Watching a dog gnaw at a big bone.”
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To bite something persistently, especially something tough
“I swear, if he tries to pet me, I will gnaw his fingers off.”
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Cause persistent distress or anxiety
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“Doubts were already gnawing away at the back of his mind.”
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Take small bites out of
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To grow worse and increasingly hostile
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Fiddle around with
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To feel or cause physical pain
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To tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
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To grind (one's teeth) in pain or in anger
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To reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
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Bite or pinch sharply
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To physically debilitate or weaken
Noun
A wound inflicted by an animal's or a person's teeth
Noun
An act or instance of nibbling
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