begnaw (v.) Old form(s): begnawne
gnaw away, eat away, chew
Cor II.i.178[Menenius to Coriolanus] A curse begnaw at very root on's heart / That is not glad to see thee [F: begin]
R3 I.iii.221[Queen Margaret to Richard] The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul!
TS III.ii.54[Biondello to Tranio as Lucentio, of Petruchio's horse] begnawn with the bots
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