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gnawed (on)

verb
past tense of gnaw (on)

Synonyms of gnawed (on)

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

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“Gnawed (on).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gnawed%20%28on%29. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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