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  • v. Present participle of chew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. biting your food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

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Examples

  • These Blue Dogs are more intetrested in chewing on the bones thrown to them by the Insurance Industry than creating real healthcare reform that will work for all Americans.

    Centrist Democrat to retire

  • We are nearly positive that this afternoon parent/teacher ass-chewing is going to offer us a few solutions to our disruptive kid problem.

    Once More Into the Breach, My Friends...

  • Cart him off to the wild garrigue* and he will begin chewing on the local herbs (good for the gums, I wonder?).

    Jean-Marc

  • I have to say that chewing is less disgusting than smoking.

    Try not to think about it.

  • Accepting decedent's extreme level of intoxication and the difficulty that such an intoxicated person would have in chewing and swallowing roast beef, as testified to by plaintiff's medical expert, there is absolutely no proof that such difficulties would be apparent to anyone other than perhaps a medical professional.

    NY Minute

  • Ken Fisher: One point that I've been making recently is that we're in a period that I refer to as chewing the cud.

    Ken Fisher's Favorite Buys In Canada, China And Australia

  • We can imagine no reason why, with ordinary care, human toes could not be left out of chewing tobacco, and if toes are found in chewing tobacco, it seems to us that somebody has been very careless.

    Funny stuff

  • Nabokov somehow leaned across the crease and blindly gloved the puck, leaving the former Sharks captain chewing on his mouthpiece in disbelief.

    USATODAY.com

  • After they have recovered, the blackening of the teeth by means of betel chewing is accelerated by means of a black liquid obtained by burning cocoa-nut shells on iron.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • The act of chewing, in other words, wakes us up, ensuring that we are fully focused on the task at hand.

    Gizmodo

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