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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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