verb (used with object), gnawed, gnawed or gnawn, gnaw·ing.
verb (used without object), gnawed, gnawed or gnawn, gnaw·ing.
Origin of gnaw
Examples from the Web for gnawed
Gellhorn was the better journalist and war correspondent, a fact that gnawed at Hemingway.The Wonderful ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn:’ Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, and the HBO Movie|Allen Barra|May 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even at the most courageous and daring moments of his service in the desert, Lawrence was gnawed by these doubts.
He with the gnawed yellow mustache pushed himself clear of the barouche, his smouldering cigar butt dropping to the floor.The Crisis, Complete|Winston Churchill
You must know that she had gnawed herself out of the case, which stood in the barn waiting to be unpacked.The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories|Carl Ewald
The Wolves dug up the roots of the tree, Beavers gnawed the trunk of the tree.Myths and Legends of British North America|Katharine Berry Judson
"That I will," said Tommy, and in a jiffy he had gnawed them free.Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover|George Mitchel
She smiled, palely, and gnawed the ginger stick, her jaw being so impeded by her desire to cry that she could not bite it.The Judge|Rebecca West