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English definition of “chew sth up”

chew sth up

phrasal verb with chew     /tʃuː/ verb [I or T]
If a machine chews up something that you have put inside it, it damages or destroys it: The cash machine chewed up my card!Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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