chew over


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chew over

vb
(tr, adverb) to consider carefully; ruminate on
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Verb1.chew over - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
premeditate - think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
theologise, theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect - reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
bethink - consider or ponder something carefully; "She bethought her of their predicament"
cogitate - consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
wonder, question - place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
puzzle - be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
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News to chew over Gum chewing, a quintessential American pastime, actually goes back to the first sugar traders, the Arabs, who mixed sugar with the sticky gum that flows from certain plants (a substance now known as gum arabic).