chew on

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To bite and grind with the teeth:
Regional: chaw.
phrasal verb
chew on or over
phrasal verb
chew out
Slang. To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
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w>chew on

vi +prep obj
(lit)(herum)kauen auf (+dat)
(also chew over: inf) facts, problemsich (dat)durch den Kopf gehen lassen
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