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  1. (verb-transitive) To bite and grind with the teeth; masticate.
  2. (verb-transitive) To meditate on; ponder: chew a problem over.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To make a crushing and grinding motion with the teeth.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To cogitate; meditate: chewed on the difficulties ahead.
  5. (verb-intransitive) Informal To use chewing tobacco.
  6. (noun) The act of chewing.
  7. (noun) Something held in the mouth and chewed, especially a plug of tobacco. See Regional Note at chaw.
  8. (phrasal-verb) chew out Slang To reprimand; scold.
  9. (idiom) chew the cud Slang To ponder over; meditate.
  10. (idiom) fat Slang To talk together in a friendly, leisurely way; chat at length.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Here the farmer chuckled and cut himself a chew from a plug of tobacco. - CHAPTER III
  2. Sounds like the rod had a week spot, grmlin chew, door slam, window rowed up, stepped on. - While kayak fishing,I hooked a carp on a Yamamato senko, and after pulling me around the pond,he broke my Ugly Stik and I lost h
  3. Dr Ralph, You might try giving that dog a pigskin chew once a day. - A Sorrowful Tale of High Velocity
  4. The worry that consumers may bite off more than they can safely chew is a serious one. - shlep under the radar
  5. I’m going to have to let my right brain chew on this a while. hope101´s last blog .. - Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Myth: This Will Solve Everything (part 1)


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