Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: chew
IPA transcription: [tʃ'u]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: chew, masticate, manducate, jaw
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • Chew on that a while, and you'll know who's boss."
  • I want something I can chew and taste," grumbled the Woozy.
  • There's more pitch in him than you can find in a big chew of spruce gum."
  • I'm not lucky enough even to find a sassafras bush to chew, or a bird's egg to suck.
  • "Take care, Sancho, not to chew on both sides, and not to eruct in anybody's presence."
  • If he falls they're liable to pile on him and chew him up before we can get to him!" commanded the guide.
  • I advised them to chew it and spit it out; but they were too excessively debilitated to be able to follow my advice.