gnash


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gnash

 (năsh)
tr.v. gnashed, gnash·ing, gnash·es
1. To grind or strike (the teeth, for example) together.
2. To bite (something) by grinding the teeth.

[Alteration of Middle English gnasten, gnaisten, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gnastan, a gnashing.]

gnash n.

gnash

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

gnash

(næʃ)
v.t.
1. to grind or strike (the teeth) together, esp. in rage or pain.
n.
2. an act of gnashing.
[1490–1500; variant of obsolete gnast, Middle English gnasten; compare Old Norse gnastan gnashing of teeth]
gnash′ing•ly, adv.

gnash


Past participle: gnashed
Gerund: gnashing

Imperative
gnash
gnash
Present
I gnash
you gnash
he/she/it gnashes
we gnash
you gnash
they gnash
Preterite
I gnashed
you gnashed
he/she/it gnashed
we gnashed
you gnashed
they gnashed
Present Continuous
I am gnashing
you are gnashing
he/she/it is gnashing
we are gnashing
you are gnashing
they are gnashing
Present Perfect
I have gnashed
you have gnashed
he/she/it has gnashed
we have gnashed
you have gnashed
they have gnashed
Past Continuous
I was gnashing
you were gnashing
he/she/it was gnashing
we were gnashing
you were gnashing
they were gnashing
Past Perfect
I had gnashed
you had gnashed
he/she/it had gnashed
we had gnashed
you had gnashed
they had gnashed
Future
I will gnash
you will gnash
he/she/it will gnash
we will gnash
you will gnash
they will gnash
Future Perfect
I will have gnashed
you will have gnashed
he/she/it will have gnashed
we will have gnashed
you will have gnashed
they will have gnashed
Future Continuous
I will be gnashing
you will be gnashing
he/she/it will be gnashing
we will be gnashing
you will be gnashing
they will be gnashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gnashing
you have been gnashing
he/she/it has been gnashing
we have been gnashing
you have been gnashing
they have been gnashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gnashing
you will have been gnashing
he/she/it will have been gnashing
we will have been gnashing
you will have been gnashing
they will have been gnashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gnashing
you had been gnashing
he/she/it had been gnashing
we had been gnashing
you had been gnashing
they had been gnashing
Conditional
I would gnash
you would gnash
he/she/it would gnash
we would gnash
you would gnash
they would gnash
Past Conditional
I would have gnashed
you would have gnashed
he/she/it would have gnashed
we would have gnashed
you would have gnashed
they would have gnashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gnash - grind together, of teeth
grind, grate - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

gnash

verb
1. To rub together noisily:
2. To seize, as food, with the teeth:
Translations
يُصِرُّ أسْنانه غَضَبا
skřípat
fogát csikorgatja
nísta
griežti dantimis
griezt
tandenknarsen
gıcırdatmak

gnash

[næʃ] VT to gnash one's teethrechinar los dientes

gnash

[ˈnæʃ] vt
to gnash one's teeth → grincer des dents

gnash

vt to gnash one’s teethmit den Zähnen knirschen

gnash

[næʃ] vt to gnash one's teethdigrignare i denti

gnash

(naʃ) verb
to rub (the teeth) together in anger etc.
References in classic literature ?
The strange visages which came, in turn, to gnash their teeth in the rose window, were like so many brands cast into the brazier; and from the whole of this effervescing crowd, there escaped, as from a furnace, a sharp, piercing, stinging noise, hissing like the wings of a gnat.
Now, if ye were one of the cursed race of Campbell, ye would gnash your teeth to hear tell of it.
He had had all the heart to leave his son a beggar, but proud even of his health and strength, had put off the act till it was too late, and now might gnash his teeth in the other world, at the thought of the wealth his remissness had left him.