transitive verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English gnasten Date: 15th century to strike or grind (as the teeth) together • gnash noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(the teeth),

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  • Gnash — Gnash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gnashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnashing}.] [OE. gnasten, gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gn?sta to gnash, Dan.knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen.] To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnash — [nash] vt. [Early ModE for earlier gnast < ME gnasten, prob. < ON gnīsta, to gnash (the teeth), gnastan, to gnash, prob. > IE * ghnei < base * ghen > GNAW] 1. to grind or strike (the teeth) together, as in anger or pain 2. to bite… …   English World dictionary

  • Gnash — Gnash, v. i. To grind or strike the teeth together. [1913 Webster] There they him laid, Gnashing for anguish, and despite, and shame. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnash — [næʃ] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from the sound] gnash your teeth to be very angry or unhappy about something, or to move your teeth against each other so that they make a noise, especially because you are unhappy or angry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gnash — [ næʃ ] verb gnash your teeth OFTEN HUMOROUS 1. ) to protest about something in an angry way 2. ) to bite your teeth together and from side to side because you are very angry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gnash — early 15c., variant of M.E. gnasten to gnash the teeth (c.1300), perhaps from O.N. gnastan a gnashing, of unknown origin, probably imitative. Cf. Ger. knistern to crackle. Related: Gnashed; gnashing …   Etymology dictionary

  • gnash — *bite, gnaw, champ Analogous words: grind, grate, rasp (see SCRAPE): *strike, smite …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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