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Adjective
Persistently or continuous in nature, especially of something unpleasant
“There is that gnawing feeling that we are far more than what we believe ourselves to be.”
Adjective
Causing worry, distress or anxiety
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“He can't ignore the gnawing feeling that she was right about everything.”
Adjective
Browsing
Adjective
Having an ache in a part of one's body
Adjective
Sharp, stabbing or piercing
Adjective
Slight but nagging
Noun
A continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body
Noun
The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
Verb
To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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“Doubts were already gnawing away at the back of his mind.”
Verb
Present participle for bite at or nibble something persistently
“Watching a dog gnaw at a big bone.”
Verb
Present participle for to bite something persistently, especially something tough
“I swear, if he tries to pet me, I will gnaw his fingers off.”
Verb
Present participle for to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Present participle for take small bites out of
Verb
Fiddling around with
Verb
Present participle for to be, or cause to be, painful
Verb
Present participle for to cause damage to
Verb
Present participle for to physically debilitate or weaken
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