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Synonyms for chew

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  1. chewverb

    To crush with the teeth by repeated closing and opening of the jaws; done to food to soften it and break it down by the action of saliva before it is swallowed.

    Phillip purchased a bag of licorice chews at the drugstore.

    mull, contemplate, ruminate, ponder, muse

  2. chewverb

    Chewing tobacco.

    The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults.

    ruminate, contemplate, ponder, muse, mull

  3. chewverb

    A plug or wad of chewing tobacco; chaw or a chaw.

    The professor stood at the blackboard, chalk in hand, and chewed the question the student had asked.

    mull, contemplate, ponder, ruminate, muse

  4. chewverb

    masticate, bite, chomp, crunch

  5. chewverb

    rip, shred, pulverize, tear, grind

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chew

    masticate, munch, eat

    gorge, bolt whole

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wadnoun

    a wad of something chewable as tobacco

    tidy sum, pot, peck, quid, mastication, hype, lot, quid pro quo, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, hack, fire hydrant, chewing, pile, muckle, stack, rechewed food, mass, spark plug, good deal, male plug, mountain, sight, stopple, plenty, deal, plug, mess, jade, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, fireplug, heap, great deal, pound, chaw, ballyhoo, mint, stopper, sparking plug, spate, cud, pound sterling, nag, hoopla, manduction

  2. chew, chewing, mastication, manductionverb

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

    quid, chaw, manduction, plug, chewing, cud, mastication, wad, sacramental manduction

  3. chew, masticate, manducate, jawverb

    chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

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

    bawl out, chitchat, chide, yack, masticate, remonstrate, shoot the breeze, yack away, take to task, gossip, confab, reproof, manducate, lambaste, jaw, chit-chat, claver, lambast, chew the fat, chew out, berate, natter, trounce, visit, dress down, have words, chew up, call down, reprimand, rattle on, scold, confabulate, rebuke, rag, yap away, chat, chatter, call on the carpet, chaffer, lecture

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chewverb

    masticate, manducate, MUNCH

  2. chewverb

    champ, bite, gnaw

  3. chewverb

    meditate, ruminate, muse on, reflect upon, chew the cud upon

  4. chewverb

    meditate, ruminate, muse, reflect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chewverb

    masticate, munch, crunch, craunch, champ

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "chew":

    mince, qiu

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How to use chew in a sentence?

  1. Josh Hawley:

    We need to be focusing our military power in Asia on China but we can walk and chew gum and we’ve got to show strength in Europe, this is a dangerous time because China, of course, wants to gobble up Taiwan, they have their own imperial ambitions in Asia.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Before you speak or act, first and foremost try to chew the cud within you i.e. think and have a rethink reflectively before you talk or act. I mean, do consider and reconsider whatever you intend to do or say before daring to talk or act in any matter or case. For, doing just that is probable to positively influence your speech or action.

  3. Al Bochi:

    We encourage at least 20 minutes per meal, i understand that can be hard for a lot of people to implement, but start small. Turn off the TV, put away the cell phone, focus on meaningful conversations, chew slowly and pause between bites. That could be the start to your mindful eating journey.

  4. Anonymous:

    Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it.

  5. Rocket Lab:

    We didn't want to bite off more than we could chew, the pilots were well briefed : If anything was different from the simulation that they felt that they weren't happy with, then the most important thing is everybody's safety. ... And that's exactly what they executed. So they got a great catch. And and they just didn't like the way the the load was feeling.

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