chew up

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to damage or destroy (something) by or as by chewing or grinding

  2. (usually passive) slang to cause (a person) to be nervous or worried: he was all chewed up about the interview

Words Nearby chew up

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How to use chew up in a sentence

  • A neighbor's goat had taken advantage of his absence to chew up a pillowcase and two aprons.

    Ole Mammy's Torment | Annie Fellows Johnston
  • De 'bacca worms an' de grasshoppas is a-gwine to chew up all de terbacca befo' men gits a chawnce at it.

    The Master of Warlock | George Cary Eggleston
  • In the United States the men chew up and smoke one hundred millions of dollars' worth of tobacco every year.

    The Wedding Ring | T. De Witt Talmage