what is difference between erode and gnaw
From French éroder, from Latin ērōdō
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈɹəʊd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪˈɹoʊd/
- Rhymes: -əʊd
erode (third-person singular simple present erodes, present participle eroding, simple past and past participle eroded)
- To wear away by abrasion, corrosion or chemical reaction.
- (figuratively) To destroy gradually by an ongoing process.
- to erode a person’s trust
- third-person singular present indicative of erodere
- eredo, eredo-
- second-person singular present active imperative of ērōdō
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of erodir
- second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of erodir
From Middle English gnawen, gnaȝen, from Old English gnagan, from Proto-Germanic *gnaganą. Cognate with Dutch knagen, German nagen, Norwegian Bokmål gnage, Norwegian Nynorsk gnaga, Swedish gnaga. Probably from Proto-Indo-European *gʰnēgʰ- (“to gnaw, scratch”)
- (UK) enPR: nô, IPA(key): /nɔː/
- Rhymes: -ɔː
- (US) enPR: nô, IPA(key): /nɔ/
- (cot–caught merger) enPR: nä, IPA(key): /nɑ/
- Homophone: nor (in non-rhotic accents with the horse-hoarse merger)
gnaw (third-person singular simple present gnaws, present participle gnawing, simple past gnawed or (dialectal) gnew, past participle gnawed or (archaic) gnawn)
- (transitive, intransitive) To bite something persistently, especially something tough.
- (intransitive) To produce excessive anxiety or worry.
- To corrode; to fret away; to waste.
gnaw (plural gnaws)
- the act of gnawing
- AgNW, Ngwa, Wang, g’wan, gawn, gwan, wang
- IPA(key): /ɡnau̯/
- Soft mutation of knaw.