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chew

 (cho͞o)
v. chewed, chew·ing, chews
v.tr.
1. To bite and grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. To meditate on; ponder: chew a problem over.
v.intr.
1. To make a crushing and grinding motion with the teeth.
2. To cogitate; meditate: chewed on the difficulties ahead.
3. Informal To chew tobacco as a habit.
n.
1. The act of chewing.
2. Something held in the mouth and chewed, especially a plug of tobacco.
Phrasal Verb:
chew out Slang
To reprimand; scold.
Idioms:
chew the cud Slang
To ponder over; meditate.
chew the fat/rag Slang
To talk together in a friendly, leisurely way; chat at length.

[Middle English cheuen, from Old English cēowan.]

chew′a·ble adj.
chew′er n.
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chew

(tʃuː)
vb
1. to work the jaws and teeth in order to grind (food); masticate
2. to bite repeatedly: she chewed her nails anxiously.
3. (Recreational Drugs) (intr) to use chewing tobacco
4. chew the fat chew the rag slang
a. to argue over a point
b. to talk idly; gossip
n
5. the act of chewing
6. something that is chewed: a chew of tobacco.
[Old English ceowan; related to Old High German kiuwan, Dutch kauwen, Latin gingīva a gum]
ˈchewable adj
ˈchewer 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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chew


Past participle: chewed
Gerund: chewing

Imperative
chew
chew
Present
I chew
you chew
he/she/it chews
we chew
you chew
they chew
Preterite
I chewed
you chewed
he/she/it chewed
we chewed
you chewed
they chewed
Present Continuous
I am chewing
you are chewing
he/she/it is chewing
we are chewing
you are chewing
they are chewing
Present Perfect
I have chewed
you have chewed
he/she/it has chewed
we have chewed
you have chewed
they have chewed
Past Continuous
I was chewing
you were chewing
he/she/it was chewing
we were chewing
you were chewing
they were chewing
Past Perfect
I had chewed
you had chewed
he/she/it had chewed
we had chewed
you had chewed
they had chewed
Future
I will chew
you will chew
he/she/it will chew
we will chew
you will chew
they will chew
Future Perfect
I will have chewed
you will have chewed
he/she/it will have chewed
we will have chewed
you will have chewed
they will have chewed
Future Continuous
I will be chewing
you will be chewing
he/she/it will be chewing
we will be chewing
you will be chewing
they will be chewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chewing
you have been chewing
he/she/it has been chewing
we have been chewing
you have been chewing
they have been chewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chewing
you will have been chewing
he/she/it will have been chewing
we will have been chewing
you will have been chewing
they will have been chewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chewing
you had been chewing
he/she/it had been chewing
we had been chewing
you had been chewing
they had been chewing
Conditional
I would chew
you would chew
he/she/it would chew
we would chew
you would chew
they would chew
Past Conditional
I would have chewed
you would have chewed
he/she/it would have chewed
we would have chewed
you would have chewed
they would have chewed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chew - a wad of something chewable as tobaccochew - 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"
2.chew - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallowchew - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
chomping - the act of chewing noisily
gumming, mumbling - ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination - (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Verb1.chew - chew (food)chew - 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"
chomp, champ - chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich"
champ - chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble - grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"
munch, crunch - chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
grind, grate - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
gnaw - bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"
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chew

verb munch, bite, grind, champ, crunch, gnaw, chomp, masticate Be careful to eat slowly and chew your food well.
chew something over consider, weigh up, ponder, mull (over), meditate on, reflect upon, muse on, ruminate, deliberate upon You might want to sit back and chew things over for a while.
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chew

verb
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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Translations
يَمْضُغيَـمْضُغُ
žvýkat
tygge
pureskellajauhaa
ללעוס
žvakati
megrág
tyggja
噛む
씹다
kramtomoji guma
košļāt
žvečiti
tugga
เคี้ยว
nhai

chew

[tʃuː]
A. N
1. (= action) to give sth a chewmasticar algo
2. (Brit) (= sweet) → caramelo m masticable; (= dog treat) → golosina f para perros
B. VT [+ food etc] → mascar, masticar
the goats had chewed off all the flower headslas cabras se habían comido todas las flores
to chew sb's ass (US) → poner verde a algn
to chew the fat or ragestar de palique, dar a la lengua, charlar
C. VI to chew on [+ problem] → rumiar, dar vueltas a
chew out VT + ADV (US) = chew up 1
chew over VT + ADV (= consider) → rumiar, considerar; (= reflect on) → dar vueltas a
chew up VT + ADV
1. [+ food] → masticar bien
2. (= damage) → estropear
this cassette player is chewing up all my tapeseste casete está estropeando todas mis cintas
3. (= scold) → echar una bronca a
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

chew

[ˈtʃuː] vt
[+ food] → mâcher; [+ pencil] → mâcher
to bite off more than one can chew (fig)être trop ambitieux/euse
to chew the fat (= chat) → tailler une bavettechewing gum [ˈtʃuːɪŋgʌm] nchewing-gum m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chew

nKauen nt; to have a good chew on somethingauf or an etw (dat)gründlich herumkauen
vtkauen; this meat requires a lot of chewingan or bei diesem Fleisch muss man viel (herum)kauen; that dog’s been chewing the carpet againder Hund hat schon wieder am Teppich genagt; don’t chew your fingernailskaue nicht an deinen Nägeln; she always chews her nails when she’s nervousimmer, wenn sie nervös ist, kaut sie an den Nägeln; to chew the fat (inf)tratschen (inf) ? cud
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chew

[tʃuː] vtmasticare
to chew the cud → ruminare
chew over vt + advrimuginare su
chew up vt + advmangiucchiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

chew

(tʃuː) verb
to break (food etc) with the teeth before swallowing. If you chew your food properly it is easier to digest.
ˈchewing-gum noun
a type of sweet made from sweetened and flavoured gum.
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chew

يَـمْضُغُ žvýkat tygge kauen μασώ masticar pureskella mâcher žvakati masticare 噛む 씹다 kauwen tygge przeżuć mastigar жевать tugga เคี้ยว çiğnemek nhai
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

chew

, chaw
vt. masticar, mascar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

chew

n (fam, chewing tobacco) tabaco de mascar; vt, vi masticar; to — one’s nails comerse or morderse las uñas
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References in classic literature ?
Which sentiment being a pretty hard morsel, and bearing something of the air of a paradox, we shall leave the reader to chew the cud upon it to the end of the chapter.
Kim told the older children tales of the size and beauty of Lahore, of railway travel, and such-like city things, while the men talked, slowly as their cattle chew the cud.
Not likely - cows lie down for many reasons, but it is usually to chew the cud! Research by an American University suggested that cows prefer to stand on warmer days, because it exposes more of their body to the air, and on cooler days they sit to preserve body heat.
She said: "I'm very happy to treat him to a roll, vegan or not, and to chew the cud on jobs and growth in the North."
Alpaca picnic and we can chew the cud on future adventures.
These commemorative occasions and materials allow audiences to do just that; to redigest martial law for what it was in the Philippines in the '70s and what it still is today-to chew the cud, so to speak, 44 years after Ferdinand Marcos declared martial rule.
For OEMs, distributors and dealers, these years also served as an invaluable experience in introspection, allowing players in the region to chew the cud, cut the fat and emerge all the wiser.
Studies claim cows can emit anywhere from 100 litres, or about 26-53 gallons, to 500 litres, about 132 gallons, of methane a day mainly through burping but also flatulence as they chew the cud.
CONTENTED cows chew the cud, while pigs snort their way around the muddy farmyard.
What name is given to animals with multi-chambered stomachs that chew the cud? 6.