verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of chew
Examples from the Web for chew
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
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