Part of speech:

To corrode.

Part of speech: verb

To eat little by little.

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Usage examples "gnaw":

  1. Then she lay down again, chuckling softly as she did when the mouse escaped, even though it was to gnaw her cheese. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
  2. Feet- in- the- Ashes put his fingers in his mouth and commenced to gnaw them. - "The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said", Padraic Colum.
  3. He'd gnaw you if he was starving. - "The Children of Wilton Chase", Mrs. L. T. Meade.