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What is another word for gnaw?

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Verb
To bite at or nibble something, especially persistently
“His appetite was gone, and he watched the dog gnaw the ham he had given it.”
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To gradually erode or wear down
“Wind, water and weather constantly gnaw away at the surface of the earth, eroding rock into small fragments which are washed away into rivers and carried into the seas.”
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To cause persistent distress or anxiety
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“The recurring doubts and uncertainties gnaw away at his mind and imagination.”
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To take small bites or nibbles at or out of
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To be, or cause to be, painful
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To cause damage or harm to
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To physically debilitate or weaken
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Noun
An act or instance of nibbling
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