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v. chewed, chew·ing, chews
1. To bite and grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. To meditate on; ponder: chew a problem over.
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.
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chewer - someone who chews (especially someone who chews tobacco)
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
muncher - a chewer who makes a munching noise
References in classic literature ?
I was surprised to observe that even steady old chewers of great experience, are not always good marksmen, which has rather inclined me to doubt that general proficiency with the rifle, of which we have heard so much in England.
Munjuri's sentiments were echoed by Miraa trader and chewer Ismael Mwenda, 52, who said there was no proof it causes teeth to be stained.
If you have a particularly strong chewer, ask the store staff for recommendations.
They were chewers, and piercer-suckers, spongers, siphoners and chewer-lappers, and all their vast progeny were chewers--rasping, sawing biting maggots and worms and caterpillars.
Witness the Beldent chewing gum experiment now airing on YouTube, where 70 percent of people gave the thumbs up to a non-gum chewer over his/her gum chewing twin.
As frozen-faced food chewer Simon Cowell acted like he'd discovered the new Mariah Carey, he clearly wasn't aware that ambitious Alice had already been given the cold shoulder by his rivals at the BBC.
realize when she got her beloved chocolate Labrador Retriever that Bailey would prove to be a high-energy destructive chewer for the dog's 151/2-year life.
Table 1 The difference between betel chewers and non-betel chewers in terms of Mallampati scores and difficult tracheal intubation-related outcomes Betel chewer, n=105 Mallampati score: number of I: 48, II: 42, III: 13, IV: 2 cases Cormack-Lehane grade: number I: 30, II: 54, III: 17, IV: 3 of cases (104:111) Anaesthetist evaluation of 1: 62, 2: 24, 3: 16, 4: 3 DI: number of cases Intubation attempts: number 1: 97, 2: 7, 3: 1, >3: 0 of cases Non-betel chewer, n=113 P value Mallampati score: number of I: 44, II: 41, III: 26, IV: 2 0.
TII in partnership with Nicorette strives to change this by spreading awareness on the perils of tobacco addiction while simultaneously supporting the smoker/tobacco chewer to combat his addiction.
Hearing that my father had been a chewer, I'd spit tobacco juice into the batter when no one was looking.
I was a smoker and a heavy tobacco chewer for more than 15 years.