Associations to the word «Chew»
CHEW, verb. To crush with the teeth by repeated closing and opening of the jaws; done to food to soften it and break it down by the action of saliva before it is swallowed.
CHEW, verb. To grind, tear, or otherwise degrade or demolish something with teeth or as with teeth.
CHEW, verb. (informal) To think about something; to ponder; to chew over.
CHEW, noun. A small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing.
CHEW, noun. (informal) (uncountable) Chewing tobacco.
CHEW, noun. (countable or uncountable) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco; chaw or a chaw.
CHEW OFF, verb. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see chew, off.
CHEW OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To reprimand, to scold
CHEW ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to consider, to ponder
CHEW ON THE SCENERY, verb. Alternative form of chew the scenery
CHEW OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To lecture, scold, reprimand, or rebuke.
CHEW OVER, verb. To think deeply about; to ponder or mull over.
CHEW THE CUD, verb. (idiomatic) (of a person) to meditate or ponder before answering; to be deep in thought; to ruminate
CHEW THE FAT, verb. (idiomatic) To chat idly or generally waste time talking.
CHEW THE RAG, verb. Alternative term for chew the fat
CHEW THE SCENERY, verb. (idiomatic) (performing arts) To display excessive emotion or to act in an exaggerated manner while performing; to be melodramatic; to be flamboyant.
CHEW TOY, noun. A toy designed to be chewed on by an animal for amusement.
CHEW TOYS, noun. Plural of chew toy
CHEW UP, verb. (transitive) to chew so as to make something pulpy
CHEW UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to ruin (especially land), by digging
CHEW UP, verb. (US) (idiomatic) (transitive) to defeat utterly
CHEW UP THE SCENERY, verb. Alternative form of chew the scenery
CHEW, noun. A wad of something chewable as tobacco.
CHEW, noun. Biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.
CHEW, verb. Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass".
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