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chaw

 (chô) Nonstandard
intr. & tr.v. chawed, chaw·ing, chaws
To chew.
n.
A chew, especially of tobacco.

[Variant of chew.]
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chaw

(tʃɔː)
vb
(Recreational Drugs) to chew (tobacco), esp without swallowing it
n
(Recreational Drugs) something chewed, esp a plug of tobacco
ˈchawer n
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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.
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chaw


Past participle: chawed
Gerund: chawing

Imperative
chaw
chaw
Present
I chaw
you chaw
he/she/it chaws
we chaw
you chaw
they chaw
Preterite
I chawed
you chawed
he/she/it chawed
we chawed
you chawed
they chawed
Present Continuous
I am chawing
you are chawing
he/she/it is chawing
we are chawing
you are chawing
they are chawing
Present Perfect
I have chawed
you have chawed
he/she/it has chawed
we have chawed
you have chawed
they have chawed
Past Continuous
I was chawing
you were chawing
he/she/it was chawing
we were chawing
you were chawing
they were chawing
Past Perfect
I had chawed
you had chawed
he/she/it had chawed
we had chawed
you had chawed
they had chawed
Future
I will chaw
you will chaw
he/she/it will chaw
we will chaw
you will chaw
they will chaw
Future Perfect
I will have chawed
you will have chawed
he/she/it will have chawed
we will have chawed
you will have chawed
they will have chawed
Future Continuous
I will be chawing
you will be chawing
he/she/it will be chawing
we will be chawing
you will be chawing
they will be chawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chawing
you have been chawing
he/she/it has been chawing
we have been chawing
you have been chawing
they have been chawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chawing
you will have been chawing
he/she/it will have been chawing
we will have been chawing
you will have been chawing
they will have been chawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chawing
you had been chawing
he/she/it had been chawing
we had been chawing
you had been chawing
they had been chawing
Conditional
I would chaw
you would chaw
he/she/it would chaw
we would chaw
you would chaw
they would chaw
Past Conditional
I would have chawed
you would have chawed
he/she/it would have chawed
we would have chawed
you would have chawed
they would have chawed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaw - a wad of something chewable as tobaccochaw - 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"
Verb1.chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"
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"
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chaw

verb
Regional. To bite and grind with the teeth:
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Translations

chew

, chaw
vt. masticar, mascar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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There was as many as one loafer leaning up against every awning-post, and he most always had his hands in his britches-pockets, except when he fetched them out to lend a chaw of tobacco or scratch.
Maybe Bill he gives him a chaw; maybe he lies and says he ain't got none.
Store tobacco is flat black plug, but these fellows mostly chaws the natural leaf twisted.
I can't ketch a fly in there, I can't chaw. I got to wear shoes all Sunday.
There's nothing like the old country-side for me, and no music like the twang of the real old Saxon tongue, as one gets it fresh from the veritable chaw in the White Horse Vale; and I say with "Gaarge Ridler," the old west-country yeoman, -
"Chaw?" said the first speaker, handing the old gentleman a bit of his tobacco, with a decidedly brotherly air.
I've seen too many of 'em cut up an' gouged an' chawed not to know."
karmic disorder and a leprosy of retribution." Maung Chaw
"Sampheng: Prawatisat chumchon chaw chin nai krungthep maha nakhon" [Sampheng: History of a Chinese Community in Bangkok].
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When the commotion began on the sixth take, some of the bulls meandered down to the water's edge to take an experimental chaw of seaweed, one of them charged the director with intent to maim or kill, two of them began putting on an X-rated performance, and the rest just stood around enjoying the sight of all those advertising people nervously tearing their hair out.
Also present were Health Ministry (KKM) secretary-general, Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min and National Blood Centre director Dr Noryati Abu Amin.