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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.

[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
gürültüyle çiğnemek

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.
References in classic literature ?
On he came, his neck arched, champing at the bit between his teeth.
Longstaff said: "I had been champing at the bit to be involved and the tries were a real bonus.
hitched up its corporate buckboard and clodhoppered through California four days before Christmas, announcing it was shedding 10,800 jobs - 3,600 more than it quietly had projected when it was champing at the bit to buy and digest its rival, L.
He said: "I am champing at the bit to get going on it as quickly as possible.
WORLD Superbike star Aaron Slight is champing at the bit as he prepares to turn out for Peugeot in tomorrow's British Touring Car battle at Donington Park.
A group of us went there after a rugby international and we have been champing at the bit to go back.
Outside the courthouse, the sideshow crew was champing at the bit.
Even in the last round this year, after champing at the bit to play I got a hamstring injury.
John Willis clinched first prize in Mecca's Mini Madness competition and is champing at the bit to get behind the wheel.
HILL Top Hounds under 10s were champing at the bit in the Nuneaton & Bedworth Mini Football League and in particular striker Jack Osborne as the youngster netted a superb double hat-trick in their 7-0 win over Nuneaton Bears in the Eclipse Division.
Preparation have been going ahead over the winter months and their youngsters are champing at the bit to get the campaign underway and hopefully bring some silverware back to the Greenmoor Road school.