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1 chew /ˈtʃuː/ verb
chews; chewed; chewing
1 chew
/ˈtʃuː/
verb
chews; chewed; chewing
Learner's definition of CHEW
: to use your teeth to cut food into small pieces before you swallow it
[+ object]
[no object]
: to bite on (something) repeatedly with the teeth
[+ object]
[no object]
often + on
[+ object] : to make (something, such as a hole) by chewing

bite off more than you can chew

see 1bite

chew off

[phrasal verb]
chew off (something) or chew (something) off
: to remove (something) by chewing

chew on

[phrasal verb]
chew on (something) informal
: to think about (something)
see also 1chew 1b (above)

chew out

[phrasal verb]
chew (someone) out or chew out (someone) US, informal
: to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)

chew over

[phrasal verb]
chew (something) over or chew over (something) informal
: to think about (something)

chew the fat

informal also chew the rag
: to talk together in a friendly and casual way

chew up

[phrasal verb]
chew (something) up or chew up (something)
: to destroy (something) by chewing it
informal : to destroy or defeat (someone or something)

— chewable

/ˈtʃuːwəbəl/ adjective

— chewer

noun, plural chewers [count]
2 chew /ˈtʃuː/ noun
plural chews
2 chew
/ˈtʃuː/
noun
plural chews
Learner's definition of CHEW
[count]
: something that a person or animal chews
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