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chew /tʃuː/ vb
  1. to work the jaws and teeth in order to grind (food); masticate
  2. to bite repeatedly: she chewed her nails anxiously
  3. (intransitive) to use chewing tobacco
  4. chew the fat, chew the ragslang to argue over a point
  5. to talk idly; gossip
n
  1. the act of chewing
  2. something that is chewed
Etymology: Old English ceowan; related to Old High German kiuwan, Dutch kauwen, Latin gingīva a gum

ˈchewable adj ˈchewer n



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