gnash

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gnash \Gnash\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gnashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnashing}.] [OE. gnasten, gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gn?sta to gnash, Dan.knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen.] To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gnash \Gnash\, verb (used without an object) To grind or strike the teeth together.

There they him laid, Gnashing for anguish, and despite, and shame. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gnash

verb

1: grind together, of teeth


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