erode vs gnaw what difference

what is difference between erode and gnaw

English

Etymology

From French éroder, from Latin ērōdō

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈɹəʊd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪˈɹoʊd/
  • Rhymes: -əʊd

Verb

erode (third-person singular simple present erodes, present participle eroding, simple past and past participle eroded)

  1. To wear away by abrasion, corrosion or chemical reaction.
  2. (figuratively) To destroy gradually by an ongoing process.
    to erode a person’s trust

Related terms

  • erosion

Translations

Anagrams

  • doree

Italian

Verb

erode

  1. third-person singular present indicative of erodere

Anagrams

  • eredo, eredo-

Latin

Verb

ērōde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ērōdō

Portuguese

Verb

erode

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of erodir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of erodir


English

Etymology

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)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: , IPA(key): /nɔː/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /nɔ/
  • (cotcaught merger) enPR: , IPA(key): /nɑ/
  • Homophone: nor (in non-rhotic accents with the horse-hoarse merger)

Verb

gnaw (third-person singular simple present gnaws, present participle gnawing, simple past gnawed or (dialectal) gnew, past participle gnawed or (archaic) gnawn)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To bite something persistently, especially something tough.
  2. (intransitive) To produce excessive anxiety or worry.
  3. To corrode; to fret away; to waste.

Derived terms

  • begnaw
  • gnawer
  • gnawable
  • ungnawed

Related terms

  • nag

Translations

Noun

gnaw (plural gnaws)

  1. the act of gnawing

Anagrams

  • AgNW, Ngwa, Wang, g’wan, gawn, gwan, wang

Middle Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡnau̯/

Noun

gnaw

  1. Soft mutation of knaw.

Mutation

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