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
You might be a fan of some chew or tenderness, which is fine by me because that’s your business, but I want there to be a snap and a crunch each time a strip passes my lips.
I also brought energy chews and gels which are good for quick jolts, but they can pack a lot of sugar and caffeine, too.How to take an overnight trip with your two-wheeled vehicle|Melanie D.G. Kaplan|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
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.
"All right," said Dan, biting off a big chew from the plug he was holding, and restoring the rest to his pocket.
If the decision had been against a fight, Dan would have put the plug back without taking a chew.
They both chew and smoke, and they are certainly the dirtiest chewers in the world.
If they are depressed, they smoke or chew tobacco, and gladden themselves therewith.
Then Chew-chew pointed out many herds and they all danced for joy.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
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