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Definition of gnash verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gnash

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//næʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//næʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gnash
BrE BrE//næʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//næʃ//
 
he / she / it gnashes
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃɪz//
 
past simple gnashed
BrE BrE//næʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//næʃt//
 
past participle gnashed
BrE BrE//næʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//næʃt//
 
-ing form gnashing
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃɪŋ//
 
 
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More Like This Silent letters gnarled, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome haute cuisine, heir, (NAmE herb), honour, hors d’oeuvre, hour knack, knee, kneel, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knot, know, knuckle psalm, psephology, psychic, ptarmigan, pterodactyl, psychology wrangle, wrap, wreath, wreck, wrench, wrestle, wriggle, wring, write, wrong bomb, climb, crumb, doubt, lamb, limb ascent, fascinate, muscle, scene, scissors height, right, sleigh, weight align, campaign, design, foreign, malign, reign, unfeigned balmy, calm, calf, half, yolk autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn bristle, fasten, listen, mortgage, soften, thistle, wrestle biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guilty, league, rogue, vague yacht answer, sword, twoSee worksheet. Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps related to Old Norse gnastan ‘a gnashing’.Idioms
gnash your teeth
 
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to feel very angry and upset about something, especially because you cannot get what you want He'll be gnashing his teeth when he hears that we lost the contract. The news caused great wailing and gnashing of teeth. See related entries: Anger
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