Definition of gnash
: to strike or grind (the teeth) together
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There has been much teeth gnashing over the new early signing period that will happen from Dec. 20-22 and the fact starting next April, college juniors can start taking official recruiting visits.
Tears and teeth gnashing ensued as PeopleSoft was gutted.
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Origin and Etymology of gnash
alteration of Middle English gnasten
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of gnash for Students
: to strike or grind (the teeth) together He gnashed his teeth in anger.
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