The definition of chew means to use teeth to bite, cut through and grind into smaller pieces, or is slang meaning to reprimand someone.(verb)
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Origin: ME chewen < OE ceowan, to bite, chew < IE base *gjeu-, to chew > Pers ǰavidan, Ger kauen
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verb chewed, chew·ing, chews verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English cheuen
Origin: , from Old English cēowan.
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