English verb: manducate
|1.||manducate (consumption) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth|
|Samples||He jawed his bubble gum.|
Chew your food and don't swallow it!.
The cows were masticating the grass.
|Synonyms||chew, jaw, masticate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||grate, grind|
|Narrower (hyponym)||champ, champ, chaw, chomp, crunch, gnaw, gum, mumble, munch|