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English noun: chew

1. chew (food) a wad of something chewable as tobacco


Synonymschaw, cud, plug, quid, wad


Broader (hypernym)bit, bite, morsel

2. chew (act) biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow


Synonymschewing, manduction, mastication


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)chomping, gumming, mumbling, rumination


Part meronymeating, feeding


English verb: chew

1. chew (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.


Synonymsjaw, manducate, masticate


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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