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gnaw

verb
INTRANSITIVEbheith ag cnaíbheith ag cogaintthey need to gnaw ní mór dóibh bheith ag cnaí
TRANSITIVEcnaígh verb  c m ucogain verbto gnaw a hole in sth poll a chnaí i rud
phrasal verbs

gnaw at

(also

gnaw away at

) 1 (v + prep) person, animal TRANSITIVEcreim verb  c m ucnaígh verb  c m uto gnaw away at wood adhmad a chnaí 2 reduce in size TRANSITIVEcreim verb  c m ucnaígh verb  c m uthe sea is constantly gnawing at the coast bíonn an fharraige ag creimeadh an chósta an t-am ar fad 3 worry, anxiety, etc TRANSITIVEciap verb  c m ucráigh verb  c m uworry gnawed at her bhí sí cráite le himní