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Meaning of CHEW

Pronunciation:  choo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  2. [n]  a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  3. [v]  chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"

CHEW is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chaw, chewing, cud, jaw, manducate, manduction, masticate, mastication, plug, quid, wad
 See Also: bit, bite, champ, change of state, chaw, chomp, chomping, crunch, eating, feeding, gnaw, grate, grind, gum, gumming, morsel, mumble, mumbling, munch, rumination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chew\ (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce['o]wan, akin to D. kauwen,
    G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.]
    1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate.
    2. To ruminate mentally; to meditate on.
             He chews revenge, abjuring his offense. --Prior.
    {To chew the cud}, to chew the food ocer again, as a cow; to
       ruminate; hence, to meditate.
             Every beast the parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the
             cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the
             beasts, that ye shall eat.            --Deut. xxiv.
  2. \Chew\, v. i.
    To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth;
    to ruminate; to meditate.
          old politicians chew wisdom past.        --Pope.
  3. \Chew\, n.
    That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at
    once; a cud. [Law]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are chewing something, suggests that you are sorting things out and carefully thinking it over.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, cuss out, cut plug, devour, drag, draw, eat, eating tobacco, fid, give a going-over, give hail Columbia, give hell, give the deuce, give what-for, gnash, gnaw, gob, gossip, grind, gum, inhale, inhale snuff, jack up, jaw, lambaste, macerate, mash, masticate, morsel, mouth, mouthful, mumble, munch, navy, navy plug, nibble, nip, palaver, pigtail, ponder, puff, pull, pulp, pulpify, quid, ream, ream ass, ream out, rebuke, reprimand, review, revile, ruminate, scold, scrunch, sit on, smash, smoke, snap, squash, swallow, take snuff, talk, tell off, tobacco juice, tongue-lash, twist, vituperate, wig