Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To rub together; bruise; pound; break to pieces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rub together; bruise; pound; break to pieces.

Etymologies

From Middle English gnodden, gnudden, variant of gnidden, a secondary form of gniden ("to gnide"). Cognate with Icelandic gnudda ("to rub"). More at gnide. (Wiktionary)

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