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Related to chew out: reprimand
v. chewed, chew·ing, chews
1. To bite and grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. To meditate on; ponder: chew a problem over.
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.
1. The act of chewing.
2. Something held in the mouth and chewed, especially a plug of tobacco.
chew out SlangIdioms:
To reprimand; scold.
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.]
(tr, adverb) informal chiefly US and Canadian to reprimand
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|Verb||1.||chew out - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"|
call on the carpet, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, reprimand, remonstrate, trounce, jaw, rag
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
chew on or over
To think or think about carefully and at length:
cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh.