1. a wad of something chewable as tobacco;
[syn: chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad]
2. biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow;
[syn: chew, chewing, mastication, manduction]
1. chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth;
- Example: "He jawed his bubble gum"
- Example: "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"
- Example: "The cows were masticating the grass"
[syn: chew, masticate, manducate, jaw]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
chew \chew\ (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chewed (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Chewing.] [As ce['o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. Chaw, Jaw.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster] 2. To ruminate mentally; to meditate on. [1913 Webster] He chews revenge, abjuring his offense. --Prior. [1913 Webster] To chew the cud, to chew the food over again, as a cow; to ruminate; hence, to meditate. [1913 Webster] Every beast the parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. --Deut. xxiv. 6. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chew \Chew\, v. i. To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth; to ruminate; to meditate. [1913 Webster] old politicians chew wisdom past. --Pope. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chew \Chew\, n. That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud. [Law] [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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