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

chew \chew\ (ch[udd]), verb (used with an object) [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 over 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

chewing \chewing\ n. biting your food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow.

Syn: chew, mastication. [WordNet 1.5]

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

chewing

noun

1: biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow [syn: {chew}, {chewing}, {mastication}, {manduction}]


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