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chewverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃuː/  us   /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.
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.

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chewnoun [C]

uk   /tʃuː/  us   /tʃuː/
(Definition of chew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chewverb [I/T]

 us   /tʃu/
to crush food into smaller, softer pieces with the teeth so that it is easier to swallow: [T] The steak was tough and hard to chew.
(Definition of chew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chew”
in Korean -을 씹다…
in Arabic يَمْضُغ…
in Malaysian kunyah…
in French mãcher…
in Russian жевать, пережевывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咀嚼, 嚼碎, (為品嚐味道而)嚼,咬…
in Italian masticare…
in Turkish çiğnemek, tıka basa doldurup çiğnemek…
in Polish pogryźć, żuć…
in Spanish masticar, mascar…
in Vietnamese nhai…
in Portuguese mastigar…
in Thai เคี้ยว…
in German kauen…
in Catalan mastegar…
in Japanese かむ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咀嚼, 嚼碎, (为品尝味道而)嚼,咬…
in Indonesian mengunyah…
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“chew” in British English

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