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Definitions and Synonyms of chew | Another word for chew | What is chew?

Definition 1: biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for chew in the sense of this definition

(chew is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of chew ) the act of chewing noisily

(... is a kind of chew ) ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)

(... is a kind of chew ) (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)

"ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"

(... is part of chew) the act of consuming food

Definition 2: a wad of something chewable as tobacco - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for chew in the sense of this definition

(chew is a kind of ...) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

"all they had left was a bit of bread"

Definition 3: chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth - [verb of consumption]

Samples where chew or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He jawed his bubble gum
  • Chew your food and don't swallow it!
  • The cows were masticating the grass

Synonyms for chew in the sense of this definition

(chew is a kind of ...) make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

"grate one's teeth in anger"

(... is a kind of chew ) chew noisily

"The boy chomped his sandwich"

(... is a kind of chew ) chafe at the bit, like horses

(... is a kind of chew ) grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty

"the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"

(... is a kind of chew ) chew without swallowing

"chaw tobacco"

(... is a kind of chew ) chew noisily

"The children crunched the celery sticks"

(... is a kind of chew ) bite or chew on with the teeth

"gnaw an old cracker"

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