begnaw

Begnaw

Be*gnaw"\, v. t. [p. p. Begnawed, (R.) Begnawn.] [AS. begnagan; pref. be- + gnagan to gnaw.] To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode.

The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul. --Shak.
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