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gnash·ing

(nash'ing),
The grinding together of the teeth as a nonmasticatory function; sometimes associated with emotional tension.
See also: bruxism.

gnash·ing

(nash'ing)
The grinding together of the teeth as a nonmasticatory function; sometimes associated with emotional tension.
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The chewing action may leave jaw muscles too tired too gnash later.
The proper medical term for grinding is bruxism - Greek in origin and is taken from the word brykein which means to gnash the teeth.
And by the time the ring was finally smashed, during undercover police operations codenamed Gnash and Gnasher, Newcastle Crown Court heard almost every room in a property on Kearsley Close, Seaton Delaval was coated in white powder.
I cannot fit into an Audi TT, which I am sure caused my daughter to gnash her teeth greatly.
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