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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.
References in classic literature ?
If he and his team chanced to be in the rear he preserved a demeanor of serenity, crossing his legs and bursting forth into yells when foot passengers took dangerous dives beneath the noses of his champing horses.
"Mounted upon white steeds which pawed the ground, champing their golden bits.
"Then one of the officers rode up and gave the word for the men to mount, and in a second every man was in his saddle, and every horse stood expecting the touch of the rein, or the pressure of his rider's heels, all animated, all eager; but still we had been trained so well that, except by the champing of our bits, and the restive tossing of our heads from time to time, it could not be said that we stirred.