verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for chew
Origin of chew
OTHER WORDS FROM chewchewer, nounun·chewed, adjectivewell-chewed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chewchews , choose
Words nearby chew
Example sentences from the Web for chew
A 120-calorie quarter-cup serving has four grams of protein, which adds a little bit of chew.
Instead of peanut butter, my sesame blossoms get their chew and nuttiness from tahini, and like barazek, they’re coated in a crackly layer of sesame seeds.Tahini stands in for peanut butter in these nostalgic sesame blossoms|Kathryn Pauline|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Was it, as some former employees allege, that the bosses bit off more than they could chew?
We continuously pause to pull them out while Zalwar Khan and his companion smirk at us and chew unbothered.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She stares at me like I've asked her how she learned to chew solid food.
They chew this thing, a real thing, they do this until they foam at the mouth.
There was, however, usually something else to be done, for there was always their cud to chew.Among the Farmyard People|Clara Dillingham Pierson
The fisherman stared at the barometer, bit off a chew, and grinned.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
They chew Tomahawk, rough and ready preferred, Mr. Doubleday.Held for Orders|Frank H. Spearman
You shall dig up old bones stealthily at night, and chew them against famine.Irish Fairy Tales|James Stephens
If you shay it different, I'll chew your head like an apple caught in the crack of a door.The Little Clay Cart|(Attributed To) King Shudraka
British Dictionary definitions for chew
- to argue over a point
- to talk idly; gossip
Derived forms of chewchewable, adjectivechewer, noun
Word Origin for chew
Idioms and Phrases with chew
In addition to the idioms beginning with chew
- chew out
- chew the cud
- chew the fat
- bite off more than one can chew