Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “chew”

See all translations

chew

verb [I, T]
 
 
/tʃuː/
EAT B2 to crush food between your teeth before you swallow it: This meat is difficult to chew.Biting, chewing and swallowingEating
BITE B2 to repeatedly bite something without swallowing it: to chew gumBiting, chewing and swallowingEating
Translations of “chew”
in Korean -을 씹다…
in Arabic يَمْضُغ…
in French mãcher…
in Turkish çiğnemek, tıka basa doldurup çiğnemek…
in Italian masticare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咀嚼, 嚼碎, (為品嚐味道而)嚼,咬…
in Russian жевать, пережевывать…
in Polish pogryźć, żuć…
in Spanish masticar, mascar…
in Portuguese mastigar…
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…
(Definition of chew from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “chew” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More