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champ 1

 (chămp)
v. champed, champ·ing, champs
v.tr.
To bite or chew upon noisily.
v.intr.
To work the jaws and teeth vigorously.
Idiom:
champ at the bit
To show impatience at being held back or delayed. See Usage Note at chomp.

[Probably imitative.]

champ 2

 (chămp)
n. Informal
A champion.

champ

(tʃæmp)
vb
1. to munch (food) noisily like a horse
2. (when: intr, often foll by on, at, etc) to bite (something) nervously or impatiently; gnaw
3. champ at the bit chafe at the bit informal to be impatient to start work, a journey, etc
n
4. the act or noise of champing
5. (Cookery) dialect Ulster a dish, originating in Ireland, of mashed potatoes and spring onions or leeks
[C16: probably of imitative origin]
ˈchamper n

champ

(tʃæmp)
n
informal short for champion1

champ1

(tʃæmp, tʃɒmp)

also chomp



v., v.t.
1. to bite upon or grind, esp. impatiently: The horses champed the oats.
2. to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch.
3. to mash; crush.
v.i.
4. to make vigorous chewing or biting movements with the jaws and teeth.
[1520–30; perhaps imitative]

champ2

(tʃæmp)

n.
Informal. a champion.
[1865–70; by shortening]

champ


Past participle: champed
Gerund: champing

Imperative
champ
champ
Present
I champ
you champ
he/she/it champs
we champ
you champ
they champ
Preterite
I champed
you champed
he/she/it champed
we champed
you champed
they champed
Present Continuous
I am champing
you are champing
he/she/it is champing
we are champing
you are champing
they are champing
Present Perfect
I have champed
you have champed
he/she/it has champed
we have champed
you have champed
they have champed
Past Continuous
I was champing
you were champing
he/she/it was champing
we were champing
you were champing
they were champing
Past Perfect
I had champed
you had champed
he/she/it had champed
we had champed
you had champed
they had champed
Future
I will champ
you will champ
he/she/it will champ
we will champ
you will champ
they will champ
Future Perfect
I will have champed
you will have champed
he/she/it will have champed
we will have champed
you will have champed
they will have champed
Future Continuous
I will be champing
you will be champing
he/she/it will be champing
we will be champing
you will be champing
they will be champing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been champing
you have been champing
he/she/it has been champing
we have been champing
you have been champing
they have been champing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been champing
you will have been champing
he/she/it will have been champing
we will have been champing
you will have been champing
they will have been champing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been champing
you had been champing
he/she/it had been champing
we had been champing
you had been champing
they had been champing
Conditional
I would champ
you would champ
he/she/it would champ
we would champ
you would champ
they would champ
Past Conditional
I would have champed
you would have champed
he/she/it would have champed
we would have champed
you would have champed
they would have champed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.champ - someone who has won first place in a competitionchamp - someone who has won first place in a competition
record-breaker, record-holder - someone who breaks a record
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
Verb1.champ - chafe at the bit, like horses
chew, manducate, masticate, jaw - chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
2.champ - chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich"
chew, manducate, masticate, jaw - chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"

champ

verb
1. To seize, as food, with the teeth:
2. To bite and grind with the teeth:
Regional: chaw.
Translations
يَلوكُ
chroupatchroustat
gumlesmaske
bryîja
kramtytišlamšti
čāpstinātšmakstināt
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champ

1 [tʃæmp] VI to champ atmorder, mordiscar; [+ bit] → tascar, morder
to be champing at the bit (to do sth)estar impaciente (por hacer algo)

champ

[ˈtʃæmp] n (= champion) → champion(ne) m/f

champ

1
vt to champ at the bit (lit)an der Gebissstange kauen; (fig)vor Ungeduld fiebern

champ

2
n (inf)Meister(in) m(f), → Champion m; listen, champhör zu, Meister

champ

1 [tʃæmp]
1. vimasticare rumorosamente
to champ at the bit → mordere il freno
2. vt (gum) → masticare rumorosamente

champ

2 [tʃæmp] n (fam) =championcampione/essa

champ

(tʃӕmp) verb
(especially of horses) to chew noisily.
champ at the bit
to be impatient; to show signs of impatience.