chew

  • 21 Chew — There are three possible sources of this unusual name of medieval English origin, the first being that it is a locational name from either of two places in Somerset, Chew Magna and Chew Stoke which are first recorded as Ciw in 1065 and Chiwe in… …

    Surnames reference

  • 22 chew — 01. Be sure to [chew] your food; don t try swallowing it whole or you ll choke. 02. The puppy [chewed] up my new leather shoes. 03. Rats had [chewed] through the cupboard to get at the food inside. 04. The chainsaw [chewed] into the wood with no… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 23 chew — /tʃu / (say chooh) verb (t) 1. to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate. 2. to damage or destroy by or as if by chewing. –verb (i) 3. to perform the act of crushing or grinding with the teeth. –noun 4. the act of chewing. 5. that which is… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 24 chew up — verb censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 25 chew — [[t]tʃu[/t]] 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[/ex] 3) to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a hole in the rug[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 26 chew — chewer, n. /chooh/, v.t. 1. to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate. 2. to crush, damage, injure, etc., as if by chewing (often fol. by up): The faulty paper feeder chewed the letters up. 3. to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a… …

    Universalium

  • 27 chew — Synonyms and related words: bawl out, bite, bolus, bullshit, carpet, cavendish, chain smoke, champ, chat, chaw, chew ass, chew out, chew over, chew the cud, chew up, chewing tobacco, chomp, chump, consider, consume, converse, crunch, crush, cud,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 28 chew — v. & n. v.tr. (also absol.) work (food etc.) between the teeth; crush or indent with the teeth. n. 1 an act of chewing. 2 something for chewing, esp. a chewy sweet. Phrases and idioms: chew the cud reflect, ruminate. chew the fat (or rag) sl. 1… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 29 chew — 1. noun a) A small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing. Phillip purchased a bag of licorice chews at the drugstore. b) Chewing tobacco. The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults. See Also: penny… …

    Wiktionary

  • 30 chew on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms chew on : present tense I/you/we/they chew on he/she/it chews on present participle chewing on past tense chewed on past participle chewed on informal chew on something to think about something carefully for a …

    English dictionary

  • 31 chew — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cēowan; akin to Old High German kiuwan to chew, Russian zhevat Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to crush, grind, or gnaw (as food) with or as if with the teeth ; masticate 2. to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 32 chew — verb ADVERB ▪ thoroughly, well ▪ slowly, thoughtfully ▪ up ▪ Chew your food up thoroughly before you swallow it. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 33 chew — verb 1》 bite and work (food) in the mouth to make it easier to swallow. 2》 (chew something over) discuss or consider something at length. 3》 (chew someone out) N. Amer. informal reprimand someone severely. noun a period of chewing. ↘a thing,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 34 chew up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms chew up : present tense I/you/we/they chew up he/she/it chews up present participle chewing up past tense chewed up past participle chewed up 1) to chew something for a long time, until it is very soft or in… …

    English dictionary

  • 35 chew up — verb a) to chew so as to make something pulpy She had to chew up the food for him because his teeth are too small. b) to ruin (especially land), by digging My dog always chews up my daughters teddy bears …

    Wiktionary

  • 36 chew up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you chew food up, you chew it until it is completely crushed or soft. [V n P] I took one of the pills and chewed it up. [Also V P n (not pron)] 2) PHRASAL VERB If something is chewed up, it has been destroyed or damaged in some …

    English dictionary

  • 37 chew —    to practise fellatio    A variant of eat1:     He wanted you to gobble ze goo? she asked. What? Chew on his schlong, Maggie said impatiently. (Sanders, 1981)    To chew the fat means merely to gossip, among males …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 38 chew — verb Carolyn chewed a mouthful of toast chew over chew the fat Syn: munch, chomp, champ, crunch, nibble, gnaw, eat, consume; formal masticate, manducate …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 39 chew —   Mama (without swallowing); nau, namu (with closed mouth).    ♦ To chew gum, nau kamu.    ♦ To chew the cud, ho olualua i.    ♦ Chewed food (as kava, kukui nut for medicine), māna ai …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 40 chew — See: BITE OFF MORE THAN ONE CAN CHEW …

    Dictionary of American idioms