HyperDic: chew

English > 3 senses of the word chew:
VERBconsumptionchew, masticate, manducate, jawchew (food)
NOUNfoodchew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wada wad of something chewable as tobacco
actchew, chewing, mastication, manductionbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
chew > pronunciation
Soundschuw'
Rhymeschou / Chou ... virtue: 6 rhymes with chuw...
English > chew: 3 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningA wad of something chewable as tobacco.
Synonymschaw, cud, quid, plug, wad
Broadermorsel, bit, biteA small amount of solid food
Spanishbolo, mascada, masticable, taco, tapón
Verbschewchew (food)
English > chew: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.
Synonymschewing, mastication, manduction
Part ofeating, feedingThe act of consuming food
NarrowerchompingThe act of chewing noisily
mumbling, gummingIneffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination(of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishmasticación
Catalanmasticació
Adjectiveschewy(of a consistency) requiring chewing
chewyrequiring much chewing
Verbschewchew (food)
English > chew: 3 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningchew (food) ; to bite and grind with the teeth.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"
Synonymsmasticate, manducate, jaw
Entailed byeattake in solid food
Narrowerchampchafe at the bit, like horses
chawchew without swallowing
chomp, champchew noisily
crunch, munchchew noisily
gnawbite or chew on with the teeth
mumble, gumgrind with the gums
Broadergrate, grindmake a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
Spanishmascar, masticar
Catalanmastegar, masticar
Nounschew, chewingbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
chewa wad of something chewable as tobacco
chewersomeone who chews (especially someone who chews tobacco)

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