verb (used with object)
to grind or strike (the teeth) together, especially in rage or pain.
to bite with grinding teeth.
verb (used without object)
to gnash the teeth.
an act of gnashing.
to grind (the teeth) together, as in pain or anger
(transitive) to bite or chew as by grinding the teeth
the act of gnashing the teeth
early 15c., variant of Middle English gnasten “to gnash the teeth” (c.1300), perhaps from Old Norse gnastan “a gnashing,” of unknown origin, probably imitative. Cf. German knistern “to crackle.” Related: Gnashed; gnashing.
Heb. harak, meaning “to grate the teeth”, (Job 16:9; Ps. 112:10; Lam. 2:16), denotes rage or sorrow. (See also Acts 7:54; Mark 9:18.)
- Go astray
Wander off the right path or subject; also, wander into evil or error. For example, It was hard to follow the lecturer’s gist, since he kept going astray, or The gang members led him astray, and he ended up in court. This expression alludes to sheep or other animals that stray from the rest of […]
[goht] /goʊt/ noun 1. any of numerous agile, hollow-horned ruminants of the genus Capra, of the family Bovidae, closely related to the sheep, found native in rocky and mountainous regions of the Old World, and widely distributed in domesticated varieties. 2. any of various related animals, as the . 3. (initial capital letter) Astronomy, Astrology. […]
noun 1. any of several wild goats with antelopelike features, including the chamois, goral, serow, and Rocky Mountain goat. noun 1. any bovid mammal of the tribe Rupicaprini, including the chamois, goral, serow, and Rocky Mountain goat, having characteristics of both goats and antelopes
[goh-tee] /goʊˈti/ noun 1. a man’s beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin. /ɡəʊˈtiː/ noun 1. a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin n. 1844 (as goaty), from goaty (adj.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat’s chin hairs.