Gnaw in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is gnaw a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word gnaw is a Scrabble US word. The word gnaw is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

G2N1A1W4

Is gnaw a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word gnaw is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

G2N1A1W4

Is gnaw a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word gnaw is a Words With Friends word. The word gnaw is worth 10 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

G3N2A1W4

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Valid words made from Gnaw

You can make 13 words from 'gnaw' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'gnaw'

GNAW 8WANG 8

3 letters words from 'gnaw'

AWN 6GAN 4
GAW 7NAG 4
NAW 6WAG 7
WAN 6 

2 letters words from 'gnaw'

AG 3AN 2
AW 5NA 2

All 4 letters words made out of gnaw

gnaw ngaw ganw agnw nagw angw gnwa ngwa gwna wgna nwga wnga gawn agwn gwan wgan awgn wagn nawg anwg nwag wnag awng wang

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gnaw. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gnaw.

Definitions and meaning of gnaw

gnaw

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

  • IPA(key): /nɔː/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː
  • Homophone: nor (in non-rhotic accent)

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.
    The dog gnawed the bone until it broke in two.
    • 1592-94?, Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene iv, line 25:
      Ten thousand men that fishes gnaw'd upon;
  2. (intransitive) To produce excessive anxiety or worry.
    Her comment gnawed at me all day and I couldn't think about anything else.
  3. To corrode; to fret away; to waste.

Derived terms

  • begnaw
  • gnawer
  • gnawable
  • ungnawed

Related terms

  • nag

Translations

Anagrams

  • AgNW, Ngwa, Wang, gawn, gwan, wang

Middle Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡnau̯/

Noun

gnaw

  1. Soft mutation of knaw.

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to wear away by persistent biting.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)