chew

Definition of chew

Pronunciation: chų
v. t.1.To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate.
[imp. & p. p. Chewed (chųd); p. pr. & vb. n. Chewing.]
2.To ruminate mentally; to meditate on.
He chews revenge, abjuring his offense.
- Prior.
To chew the cud
to chew the food over again, as a cow; to ruminate; hence, to meditate.
Every beast the parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.
- Deut. xxiv. 6.
v. i.1.To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth; to ruminate; to meditate.
old politicians chew wisdom past.
- Pope.
n.1.That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud.

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