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English verb: masticate

1. masticate (contact) grind and knead


SamplesMasticate rubber.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)knead, work

2. masticate (consumption) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth


SamplesHe jawed his bubble gum.
Chew your food and don't swallow it!.
The cows were masticating the grass.


Synonymschew, jaw, manducate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grate, grind


Narrower (hyponym)champ, champ, chaw, chomp, crunch, gnaw, gum, mumble, munch









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