chew


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chew

 (cho͞o)
v. chewed, chew·ing, chews
v.tr.
1. To bite and grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. To meditate on; ponder: chew a problem over.
v.intr.
1. To make a crushing and grinding motion with the teeth.
2. To cogitate; meditate: chewed on the difficulties ahead.
3. Informal To chew tobacco as a habit.
n.
1. The act of chewing.
2. Something held in the mouth and chewed, especially a plug of tobacco.
Phrasal Verb:
chew out Slang
To reprimand; scold.
Idioms:
chew the cud Slang
To ponder over; meditate.
chew the fat/rag Slang
To talk together in a friendly, leisurely way; chat at length.

[Middle English cheuen, from Old English cēowan.]

chew′a·ble adj.
chew′er n.

chew

(tʃuː)
vb
1. to work the jaws and teeth in order to grind (food); masticate
2. to bite repeatedly: she chewed her nails anxiously.
3. (Recreational Drugs) (intr) to use chewing tobacco
4. chew the fat chew the rag slang
a. to argue over a point
b. to talk idly; gossip
n
5. the act of chewing
6. something that is chewed: a chew of tobacco.
[Old English ceowan; related to Old High German kiuwan, Dutch kauwen, Latin gingīva a gum]
ˈchewable adj
ˈchewer n

chew

(tʃu)
v.t.
1. to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. to tear or mangle, as if by chewing (often fol. by up): The sorting machine chewed up the letters.
3. to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a hole in the rug.
4. to meditate on; consider at length (often fol. by over): to chew a problem over.
v.i.
5. to perform the act of masticating.
6. Informal. to chew tobacco, esp. habitually.
7. chew out, Slang. to scold harshly.
n.
8. an act or instance of chewing.
9. something chewed or intended for chewing.
Idioms:
1. chew the fat or rag, Informal. to converse in a relaxed or aimless manner.
2. chew the scenery, to overact.
[before 1000; Old English cēowan, c. Middle Low German keuwen, Old High German kiuwan]
chew′er, n.

chew


Past participle: chewed
Gerund: chewing

Imperative
chew
chew
Present
I chew
you chew
he/she/it chews
we chew
you chew
they chew
Preterite
I chewed
you chewed
he/she/it chewed
we chewed
you chewed
they chewed
Present Continuous
I am chewing
you are chewing
he/she/it is chewing
we are chewing
you are chewing
they are chewing
Present Perfect
I have chewed
you have chewed
he/she/it has chewed
we have chewed
you have chewed
they have chewed
Past Continuous
I was chewing
you were chewing
he/she/it was chewing
we were chewing
you were chewing
they were chewing
Past Perfect
I had chewed
you had chewed
he/she/it had chewed
we had chewed
you had chewed
they had chewed
Future
I will chew
you will chew
he/she/it will chew
we will chew
you will chew
they will chew
Future Perfect
I will have chewed
you will have chewed
he/she/it will have chewed
we will have chewed
you will have chewed
they will have chewed
Future Continuous
I will be chewing
you will be chewing
he/she/it will be chewing
we will be chewing
you will be chewing
they will be chewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chewing
you have been chewing
he/she/it has been chewing
we have been chewing
you have been chewing
they have been chewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chewing
you will have been chewing
he/she/it will have been chewing
we will have been chewing
you will have been chewing
they will have been chewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chewing
you had been chewing
he/she/it had been chewing
we had been chewing
you had been chewing
they had been chewing
Conditional
I would chew
you would chew
he/she/it would chew
we would chew
you would chew
they would chew
Past Conditional
I would have chewed
you would have chewed
he/she/it would have chewed
we would have chewed
you would have chewed
they would have chewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chew - a wad of something chewable as tobaccochew - a wad of something chewable as tobacco
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
2.chew - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallowchew - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
chomping - the act of chewing noisily
gumming, mumbling - ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination - (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Verb1.chew - chew (food)chew - 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"
chomp, champ - chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich"
champ - chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble - grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"
munch, crunch - chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
grind, grate - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
gnaw - bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"

chew

verb munch, bite, grind, champ, crunch, gnaw, chomp, masticate Be careful to eat slowly and chew your food well.
chew something over consider, weigh up, ponder, mull (over), meditate on, reflect upon, muse on, ruminate, deliberate upon You might want to sit back and chew things over for a while.

chew

verb
To bite and grind with the teeth:
Regional: chaw.
phrasal verb
chew on or over
phrasal verb
chew out
Slang. To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
Translations
يَمْضُغيَـمْضُغُ
žvýkat
tygge
pureskellajauhaa
ללעוס
žvakati
megrág
tyggja
噛む
씹다
kramtomoji guma
košļāt
žvečiti
tugga
เคี้ยว
nhai

chew

[tʃuː]
A. N
1. (= action) to give sth a chewmasticar algo
2. (Brit) (= sweet) → caramelo m masticable; (= dog treat) → golosina f para perros
B. VT [+ food etc] → mascar, masticar
the goats had chewed off all the flower headslas cabras se habían comido todas las flores
to chew sb's ass (US) → poner verde a algn
to chew the fat or ragestar de palique, dar a la lengua, charlar
C. VI to chew on [+ problem] → rumiar, dar vueltas a
chew out VT + ADV (US) = chew up 1
chew over VT + ADV (= consider) → rumiar, considerar; (= reflect on) → dar vueltas a
chew up VT + ADV
1. [+ food] → masticar bien
2. (= damage) → estropear
this cassette player is chewing up all my tapeseste casete está estropeando todas mis cintas
3. (= scold) → echar una bronca a

chew

[ˈtʃuː] vt
[+ food] → mâcher; [+ pencil] → mâcher
to bite off more than one can chew (fig)être trop ambitieux/euse
to chew the fat (= chat) → tailler une bavettechewing gum [ˈtʃuːɪŋgʌm] nchewing-gum m

chew

nKauen nt; to have a good chew on somethingauf or an etw (dat)gründlich herumkauen
vtkauen; this meat requires a lot of chewingan or bei diesem Fleisch muss man viel (herum)kauen; that dog’s been chewing the carpet againder Hund hat schon wieder am Teppich genagt; don’t chew your fingernailskaue nicht an deinen Nägeln; she always chews her nails when she’s nervousimmer, wenn sie nervös ist, kaut sie an den Nägeln; to chew the fat (inf)tratschen (inf) ? cud

chew

[tʃuː] vtmasticare
to chew the cud → ruminare
chew over vt + advrimuginare su
chew up vt + advmangiucchiare

chew

(tʃuː) verb
to break (food etc) with the teeth before swallowing. If you chew your food properly it is easier to digest.
ˈchewing-gum noun
a type of sweet made from sweetened and flavoured gum.

chew

يَـمْضُغُ žvýkat tygge kauen μασώ masticar pureskella mâcher žvakati masticare 噛む 씹다 kauwen tygge przeżuć mastigar жевать tugga เคี้ยว çiğnemek nhai

chew

, chaw
vt. masticar, mascar.

chew

n (fam, chewing tobacco) tabaco de mascar; vt, vi masticar; to — one’s nails comerse or morderse las uñas
References in classic literature ?
I'd as soon desire to have it proved that my mother could drink brandy, chew tobacco, and swear, by way of satisfying me that I did right in doing the same.
They lock themselves together and chew each other's jaws for a while; then they roll and tumble on the ground till one loses a horn or a leg and has to haul off for repairs.
I'll let you chew it awhile, but you must give it back to me.
Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh Fountain side They sat them down, and after no more toil Of thir sweet Gardning labour then suffic'd To recommend coole ZEPHYR, and made ease More easie, wholsom thirst and appetite More grateful, to thir Supper Fruits they fell, Nectarine Fruits which the compliant boughes Yeilded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie Bank damaskt with flours: The savourie pulp they chew, and in the rinde Still as they thirsted scoop the brimming stream; Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted, nor youthful dalliance as beseems Fair couple, linkt in happie nuptial League, Alone as they.
And indeed, if the truth is to be told, what I eat in my corner without form or fuss has much more relish for me, even though it be bread and onions, than the turkeys of those other tables where I am forced to chew slowly, drink little, wipe my mouth every minute, and cannot sneeze or cough if I want or do other things that are the privileges of liberty and solitude.
I'll put that brute where he won't chew up any more able seamen.
Not being able to smoke, he cut himself a good-sized plug of tobacco and began to chew.
They chew bread into a paste and throw it into the sea to attract the fish, which they then spear.
Monk quite as hungry as his people, but affecting perfect indifference for the absent mutton, cut a fragment of tobacco, half an inch long, from the carotte of a sergeant who formed part of his suite, and began to masticate the said fragment, assuring his lieutenants that hunger was a chimera, and that, besides, people were never hungry when they had anything to chew.
The youngsters told off to the pillars had refused to chew scrap-wax because it made their jaws ache, and were clamouring for virgin stuff.
Kim told the older children tales of the size and beauty of Lahore, of railway travel, and such-like city things, while the men talked, slowly as their cattle chew the cud.
But at fourteen an Inuit feels himself a man, and Kotuko was tired of making snares for wild-fowl and kit-foxes, and most tired of all of helping the women to chew seal- and deer-skins(that supples them as nothing else can) the long day through, while the men were out hunting.