chewer


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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.
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.
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.
Witness the Beldent chewing gum experiment now airing on YouTube, where 70% of people gave the thumbs up to a non-gum chewer over his/her gum chewing twin.
A short time after forming the wad, the chewer experiences a feeling of alertness, energy and euphoria.
Strong Chewer Dumbbell, created from durable natural rubber and infused with mouth-watering chicken flavor, designed to hold up to tough chewers and teethers.
Somehow, a chewer always ends up in every picture you take.
While four of the tykes - gluttonous Augustus (Philip Wiegratz), spoilt brat Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), championship gum chewer Violet Beauregarde (AnnaSopia Robb) and know-it-all Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry) - greedily devour everything in sight, young Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) marvels at the sights of the sugary paradise.
If a gum chewer knows they're already paying 5p extra to clean it up they might think they have every right to spit it out anywhere.
As an occasional betel nut chewer, I note that the report "Palm-Nut Problem" (SN: 1/15/05, p.
The other site is interactive, featuring video and a quit program tailored to the individual chewer.