Definition of "chew" []

  • To bite and grind with the teeth; masticate. (verb-transitive)
  • To meditate on; ponder: chew a problem over. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a crushing and grinding motion with the teeth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cogitate; meditate: chewed on the difficulties ahead. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To use chewing tobacco. (verb-intransitive)
  • To work the jaws and teeth in order to grind (food); masticate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bite repeatedly (verb)
  • To use chewing tobacco (verb)
  • The act of chewing (noun)
  • Something that is chewed (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "chew" in a sentence
  • "Here the farmer chuckled and cut himself a chew from a plug of tobacco."
  • "Sounds like the rod had a week spot, grmlin chew, door slam, window rowed up, stepped on."
  • "Dr Ralph, You might try giving that dog a pigskin chew once a day."