She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.
That move gave 'em something to chew over anyway, and kind of took their minds off what I'd been askin' about Ellery.
The average man will leave terrapin and champagne in a minute to chew over the luxury of feeling abused.
Fie, fie upon the flaccid, castrated century, that has no other use than to chew over again the deeds of the past.
As it was, she was left to chew over and over the cud of her mournful anticipations.
I chew over a phrase like William James's "states of consciousness as such" until I fall asleep.
Old English ceowan "to bite, gnaw, chew," from West Germanic *keuwwan (cf. Middle Low German keuwen, Dutch kauwen, Old High German kiuwan, German kauen), from PIE root *gyeu- "to chew" (cf. Old Church Slavonic živo "to chew," Lithuanian žiaunos "jaws," Persian javidan "to chew").
Figurative sense of "to think over" is from late 14c.; to chew the rag "discusss some matter" is from 1885, apparently originally British army slang. Related: Chewed; chewing. To chew (someone) out (1948) probably is military slang from World War II. Chewing gum is by 1843, American English, originally hardened secretions of the spruce tree.
c.1200, "an act of chewing," from chew (v.). Meaning "wad of tobacco chewed at one time" is from 1725; as a kind of chewy candy, by 1906.
: He had big chew in his cheek (1920s+)