Pronunciation: (chOO), [key]
1. to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate.
2. to crush, damage, injure, etc., as if by chewing (often fol. by up): The faulty paper feeder chewed the letters up.
3. to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a hole in my slipper.
4. to meditate on; consider deliberately (often fol. by over): He chewed the problem over in his mind.

1. to perform the act of crushing or grinding with the teeth.
2. chew tobacco.
3. to meditate.
4. chew out, scold harshly: The sergeant chewed out the recruits.
5. chew the fat, converse at length in a relaxed manner; chat: They liked to sit around chewing the fat. Also,chew the rag.

1. an act or instance of chewing.
2. something chewed or intended for chewing: a chew of tobacco; taffy chews.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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