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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)

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.

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."