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gnaw

  

      vt  
   (=chew)   ronger  
→ The puppy was gnawing a bone.        
   to gnaw at sb      [guilt, doubt]   ronger qn  
→ Guilt gnawed at her for abandoning him.        
→ I was gnawed by doubt.        


gnaw away  
      vi  
[fear, feeling]  
ronger  
→ the unremitting fear of exposure which gnawed away inside him        
to gnaw away at sb      ronger qn  
→ These desires gnaw away at us constantly.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
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gnaw away, gnaw away, gnat, GA

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
corroder
domaine industriel
v.
ronger
exp.
ronger qn
exp.
ronger qn
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"gnaw": examples and translations in context
After a while, that uncertainty begins to gnaw at you. Après un certain temps, cette incertitude commence à vous ronger.
You're trying to gnaw them off. T'essayes de les ronger. M.
He's now about to gnaw on my leg. Il est sur le point de me grignoter la jambe.
You mean eat cheese, gnaw through electrical cords, things like that? Vous voulez dire manger du fromage, grignoter les câbles électriques, des trucs du genre ?
Next, Muskrat was sent to gnaw the hunter's paddles to the breaking point. Ensuite, le Rat musqué fut envoyé pour gruger les pagaies des chasseurs jusqu'au point de rupture.
Teeth are large; Beavers must gnaw continually on wood to keep teeth at proper length. Les dents sont grosses; le castor doit gruger continuellement du bois pour maintenir ses dents à la bonne longueur.
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