Champ Champ (ch[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Champed} (ch[a^]mt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Champing}.] [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. k["a]msa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. {Camp}.] 1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard. [1913 Webster]

Foamed and champed the golden bit. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch. --Steele. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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