Definition of "chewed-up" []

  • To damage or destroy (something) by or as by chewing or grinding (verb)
  • To cause (a person) to be nervous or worried (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "chewed-up" in a sentence
  • "The mall's Ferris wheel sat empty and motionless, while below it a Thomas the Tank Engine ride that had escaped its rails seemed to be smiling at a chewed-up silver car."
  • "Small cuts and bruises on both palms, bruises and swelling on both knees, and a rather spectacular swath of chewed-up skin on the left knee."
  • "This might sound pretty bleak, but it turns out the chewed-up asteroids are teaching astronomers about the building materials of planets around other stars."
  • ""Look how gross that is," she exclaims, directing my attention towards her chewed-up paper coffee cup."