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 gnawn
On the east side a strange section of gray lava and ash is gnawn into caves.At Last|Charles Kingsley
Neither shrink thou at the gnawn tables that await thee; the fates will find a way, and Apollo aid thy call.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
Nor could they find a bundle in a handkerchief, which they would have gnawn through speedily.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
verb gnaws, gnawing, gnawed, gnawed or gnawn (nɔːn)
Word Origin for gnaw
Old English gnagan (past tense *gnog, past participle gnagan) "to gnaw," a common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon gnagan, Old Norse, Swedish gnaga, Middle Dutch, Dutch knagen, Old High German gnagan, German nagen "to gnaw"), probably imitative of gnawing. Related: Gnawed; gnawing.