Chaw

Definition of Chaw

v. t.1.To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.
[imp. & p. p. Chawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chawing.]
The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,
Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
- Surrey.
2.To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over.
n.1.As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
2.The jaw.
Chaw bacon
a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout.
Chaw tooth
(Law) a grinder. (Law)

Related Words

chew, cud, jaw, manducate, masticate, plug, quid, wad
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