Gnashing



[nash] /næʃ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to grind or strike (the teeth) together, especially in rage or pain.
2.
to bite with grinding teeth.
verb (used without object)
3.
to gnash the teeth.
noun
4.
an act of gnashing.
/næʃ/
verb
1.
to grind (the teeth) together, as in pain or anger
2.
(transitive) to bite or chew as by grinding the teeth
noun
3.
the act of gnashing the teeth
v.

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.)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Gnashers

    /ˈnæʃəz/ plural noun 1. (slang) teeth, esp false ones

  • Gnashed

    [nash] /næʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to grind or strike (the teeth) together, especially in rage or pain. 2. to bite with grinding teeth. verb (used without object) 3. to gnash the teeth. noun 4. an act of gnashing. /næʃ/ verb 1. to grind (the teeth) together, as in pain or anger 2. (transitive) […]



  • 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 […]

  • Goat

    [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. […]



Disclaimer: Gnashing definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.