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gnash

  

      vb  
1    to grind (the teeth) together, as in pain or anger  
2    tr   to bite or chew as by grinding the teeth  
      n  
3    the act of gnashing the teeth  
     (C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse gnastan gnashing of teeth, gnesta to clatter)  
   gnashingly             adv  
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