chew
chew 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To ruminate mentally; to meditate on. [1913 Webster]

He chews revenge, abjuring his offense. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

{To chew the cud}, to chew the food over again, as a cow; to ruminate; hence, to meditate. [1913 Webster]

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. 6. [1913 Webster]


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  • chew — O.E. ceowan to bite, gnaw, chew, from W.Gmc. *keuwwan (Cf. M.L.G. keuwen, Du. kauwen, O.H.G. kiuwan), from PIE root *gyeu to chew (Cf. O.C.S. ЕЅivo to chew, Lith. ЕЅiaunos jaws, Pers. javidan to chew ). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • chew — ► VERB 1) bite and work (food) in the mouth to make it easier to swallow. 2) (chew over) discuss or consider at length. 3) (chew out) N. Amer. informal reprimand severely. ► NOUN 1) an instance of chewing. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • Chew — Chew, v. i. To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth; to ruminate; to meditate. [1913 Webster] old politicians chew wisdom past. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Chew — Chew, n. That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud. [Law] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chew — [v1] grind with teeth bite, champ, chaw, chomp, crunch, dispatch, feast upon, gnaw, gulp, gum, manducate, masticate, munch, nibble, rend, ruminate, scrunch; concepts 169,185 chew [v2] think about deeply consider, deliberate, meditate, mull, mull… …   New thesaurus

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