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Champ

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Champ \Champ\ (ch[a^]mp), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Champed} (ch[a^]mt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Champing}.] [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. k[aum]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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Champ \Champ\, verb (used without an object) To bite or chew impatiently.

They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit. --Hooker. Champ

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Champ \Champ\, Champe \Champe\, noun [F. champ, L. campus field.] (Arch.) The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

champ

noun

1: someone who has won first place in a competition [syn: {champion}, {champ}, {title-holder}]

verb

1: chafe at the bit, like horses

2: chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich" [syn: {chomp}, {champ}]


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