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Definition of gnaw at phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gnaw at

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Fear
 
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to make somebody feel anxious, frightened or uncomfortable over a long period of time The problem had been gnawing at him for months. Fear gnawed at her soul. See related entries: Fear
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