chaw(redirected from chawing)
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intr. & tr.v. chawed, chaw·ing, chaws
A chew, especially of tobacco.
[Variant of chew.]
(Recreational Drugs) to chew (tobacco), esp without swallowing it
(Recreational Drugs) something chewed, esp a plug of tobacco
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]
Past participle: chawed
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|Noun||1.||chaw - a wad of something chewable as tobacco|
|Verb||1.||chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"|
vt. masticar, mascar.