What does the word gnaw mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Padraic Colum
  3. He'd gnaw you if he was starving. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade