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gnaw (on)

verb

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to crush or grind with the teeth
  • please don't gnaw on that steak bone—it's very unseemly

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“Gnaw (on).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gnaw%20%28on%29. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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