chew

chew
/tʃu / (say chooh)

verb (t)
1. to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. to damage or destroy by or as if by chewing.
verb (i)
3. to perform the act of crushing or grinding with the teeth.
noun
4. the act of chewing.
5. that which is chewed; a portion, as of tobacco, for chewing.
6. NZ (with children) a sweet; lolly.
phrase
7. chew out, Colloquial to scold or castigate (someone).
8. chew over, to meditate on; consider deliberately.
9. chew someone's ear, Colloquial to talk to someone insistently and at length.
10. chew the buns off someone, Colloquial to berate or abuse someone.
11. chew the fat, Colloquial to gossip. {Phrase Origin: from the steady movement of the jaws when talking at length}
12. chew the rag, Colloquial
a. to gossip.
b. to argue or grumble.
c. to brood or grieve.
13. chew up, to damage or destroy by or as if by chewing: this machine has chewed up the carpet.
{Middle English chewen, Old English cēowan}
chewer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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