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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chew  \Chew\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  the  action  of  biting  and  grinding  with  the  teeth; 
  to  ruminate;  to  meditate. 
 
  old  politicians  chew  wisdom  past.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chew  \Chew\,  n. 
  That  which  is  chewed;  that  which  is  held  in  the  mouth  at 
  once;  a  cud.  [Law] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chew  \Chew\  (ch[udd]),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chewed}  (ch[udd]d); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Chewing}.]  [As  ce['o]wan,  akin  to  D.  kauwen 
  G.  kauen.  Cf  {Chaw},  {Jaw}.] 
  1.  To  bite  and  grind  with  the  teeth;  to  masticate. 
 
  2.  To  ruminate  mentally;  to  meditate  on 
 
  He  chews  revenge,  abjuring  his  offense.  --Prior. 
 
  {To  chew  the  cud},  to  chew  the  food  ocer  again  as  a  cow;  to 
  ruminate;  hence  to  meditate. 
 
  Every  beast  the  parteth  the  hoof,  and  cleaveth  the 
  cleft  into  two  claws,  and  cheweth  the  cud  among  the 
  beasts,  that  ye  shall  eat.  --Deut.  xxiv. 
  6. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chew 
  n  1:  a  wad  of  something  chewable  as  tobacco  [syn:  {chaw},  {cud}, 
  {quid},  {plug},  {wad}] 
  2:  biting  and  grinding  food  in  your  mouth  so  it  becomes  soft 
  enough  to  swallow  [syn:  {chewing},  {mastication}] 
  v  :  chew  (food);  "He  jawed  his  bubble  gum"  [syn:  {masticate},  {manducate}, 
  {jaw}] 




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