In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal) roerthe dog was gnawing a bone — el perro roía un hueso
- he was gnawed by doubts — lo atormentaban las dudas
- I looked at him dourly and gnawed on my nail nervously.
- She gnawed on the branch, her teeth slicing cleanly through the wood.
- They may have eaten a Victoria plum, though I doubt they'll have gnawed on a Russet.
- He glanced over, she gnawed on her pencil reading the page.
- They didn't completely consume it, but they gnawed on it enough to kill it.
- Now she takes you on a harrowing true life journey from childhood neglect so bad she gnawed at dog bones for nourishment.
- Then of course there were the rats that gnawed at the cables.
- I slowly gnawed at my food and eventually gave up eating.
- It's not like there was anything special to see anyway, just a sophomore with mayonnaise dripping down the side of her mouth as she gnawed on a piece of lettuce.
- Both girls ceased their jitters and tried to stand at ease, gnawing away at their lips.
- Never the same place twice. Once when he seemed almost awake, I asked him if he was worried about having his face gnawed on by the rat, but there was no answer, just a sort of grunt.
- The gaunt-faced man smiled to himself; he gnawed on a toothpick as the rolling country north of the river opened up before him.
- He gnawed at the bit and I allowed him to pick up a slow gallop.
- A serpent and its children perpetually gnawed at its roots.
- I gnawed at my lip again; who, just who though, had wielded the knife?
- A little squirrel lost its tail, had its fur burnt off and went blind, but gnawed at the tree's branches until the heavenly globe could rise again.
- As I gnawed at the greasy meat the lettuce and mayo slid out of the bun, plopping into the paper cone.
- I absentmindedly gnawed on some fries and chicken fingers while Patrick munched happily on his salad.
- Who hasn't chewed on gummy bears or gnawed on licorice candy?
- As the song changed Trey sighed and turned down the music, he gnawed on his lip for a while before asking timidly, ‘Pixie?’
1to gnaw at sth — roer algo
- he gnawed at his fingernails — se comía las uñas
- her conscience kept gnawing at her — no dejaba de remorderle la conciencia
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