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Synonyms for chew

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  1. chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad(noun)

    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, manduction(verb)

    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, jaw(verb)

    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


  1. chew(verb)

    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. chew(verb)

    To grind, tear, or otherwise degrade or demolish something with teeth or as with teeth.

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

    mull, muse, ponder, contemplate, ruminate

  3. chew(verb)

    To think about something; to ponder; to chew over.

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

    muse, ruminate, ponder, mull, contemplate

  4. chew(verb)

    masticate, bite, chomp, crunch

  5. chew(verb)

    rip, shred, pulverize, tear, grind

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chew

    masticate, munch, eat

    gorge, bolt whole

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chew(v. a.)

    masticate, manducate, MUNCH

  2. chew(v. a.)

    champ, bite, gnaw

  3. chew(v. a.)

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

  4. chew(v. n.)

    meditate, ruminate, muse, reflect

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    mince, qiu

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