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champing


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Champ  \Champ\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Champed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Champing}.]  [Prob,  of  Scand.  orgin;  cf  dial.  Sw  k["a]msa 
  to  chew  with  difficulty,  champ;  but  cf  also  OF  champier, 
  champeyer  champoyer  to  graze  in  fields,  fr  F.  champ  field, 
  fr  L.  campus.  Cf  {Camp}.] 
  1.  To  bite  with  repeated  action  of  the  teeth  so  as  to  be 
  heard. 
 
  Foamed  and  champed  the  golden  bit.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  bite  into  small  pieces;  to  crunch.  --Steele. 




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