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chomp

 (chŏmp)
v. chomped, chomp·ing, chomps
v.tr.
To chew or bite on noisily: a horse chomping oats.
v.intr.
To chew or bite on something repeatedly: chomping on a cigar.
n.
The act or an instance of vigorous biting: "He finished the last of his sandwich with a single chomp" (Anne Tyler).
Idiom:
chomp at the bit
To show impatience at being held back or delayed.

[Variant of champ.]
Usage Note: Historically, to bite down with the teeth was to champ, not to chomp, and someone who was impatient at being held back was said to champ at the bit rather than to chomp at the bit. The version of this idiom using the variant chomp first became popular in the mid-1900s and is now the more common form, but both were rated as broadly acceptable in our 2015 Usage Panel ballot, with 70 percent of the Panel accepting the form with champ and 77 percent accepting the form with chomp.
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chomp

(tʃɒmp) or

chump

vb
to chew (food) noisily; champ
n
the act or sound of chewing in this manner
[variant of champ1]
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champ1

(tʃæmp, tʃɒmp)

also chomp



v., v.t.
1. to bite upon or grind, esp. impatiently: The horses champed the oats.
2. to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch.
3. to mash; crush.
v.i.
4. to make vigorous chewing or biting movements with the jaws and teeth.
[1520–30; perhaps imitative]

champ2

(tʃæmp)

n.
Informal. a champion.
[1865–70; by shortening]
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chomp


Past participle: chomped
Gerund: chomping

Imperative
chomp
chomp
Present
I chomp
you chomp
he/she/it chomps
we chomp
you chomp
they chomp
Preterite
I chomped
you chomped
he/she/it chomped
we chomped
you chomped
they chomped
Present Continuous
I am chomping
you are chomping
he/she/it is chomping
we are chomping
you are chomping
they are chomping
Present Perfect
I have chomped
you have chomped
he/she/it has chomped
we have chomped
you have chomped
they have chomped
Past Continuous
I was chomping
you were chomping
he/she/it was chomping
we were chomping
you were chomping
they were chomping
Past Perfect
I had chomped
you had chomped
he/she/it had chomped
we had chomped
you had chomped
they had chomped
Future
I will chomp
you will chomp
he/she/it will chomp
we will chomp
you will chomp
they will chomp
Future Perfect
I will have chomped
you will have chomped
he/she/it will have chomped
we will have chomped
you will have chomped
they will have chomped
Future Continuous
I will be chomping
you will be chomping
he/she/it will be chomping
we will be chomping
you will be chomping
they will be chomping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chomping
you have been chomping
he/she/it has been chomping
we have been chomping
you have been chomping
they have been chomping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chomping
you will have been chomping
he/she/it will have been chomping
we will have been chomping
you will have been chomping
they will have been chomping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chomping
you had been chomping
he/she/it had been chomping
we had been chomping
you had been chomping
they had been chomping
Conditional
I would chomp
you would chomp
he/she/it would chomp
we would chomp
you would chomp
they would chomp
Past Conditional
I would have chomped
you would have chomped
he/she/it would have chomped
we would have chomped
you would have chomped
they would have chomped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chomp - the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jawschomp - the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
munch - a large bite; "he tried to talk between munches on the sandwich"
nibble - gentle biting
pinch, nip - a small sharp bite or snip
Verb1.chomp - chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich"
chew, manducate, masticate, jaw - 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

chomp

verb
1. To bite and grind with the teeth:
Regional: chaw.
2. To seize, as food, with the teeth:
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Translations

chomp

[tʃɒmp]
A. VTmascar
B. VImascar
see also bit 2
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

chomp

[ˈtʃɒmp]
vi (= munch) → mâcher bruyamment
to chomp on sth → mâcher qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chomp

vtlaut mahlen; (person)mampfen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

chomp

[tʃɒmp] vi & vt (fam) → masticare rumorosamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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