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English definition of “chew”


verb [I or T]     /tʃuː/
B2 to crush food into smaller , softer pieces with the teeth so that it can be swallowed : This meat is difficult to chew. You don't chew your food enough - that's why you get indigestion .Biting, chewing and swallowingEating B2 to bite something with your teeth , usually in order to taste its flavour : Would you like some gum to chew? She gave the children some sweets to chew (on) during the long car journey . She sat in the dentist's waiting room , nervously chewing (at) (= biting ) her nails .Biting, chewing and swallowingEating
(Definition of chew verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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