Chewed on the difficulties ahead.
Chew a problem over.
An example of chew is using your teeth to turn large pieces of lettuce into smaller, easier to swallow pieces.
To tell someone off is an example of how to chew someone out.
The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults.
- To ponder over; meditate.
- To talk together in a friendly, leisurely way; chat at length.
- to rebuke severely; reprimand
- to think over; consider
- to discuss at length
- to converse idly; chat
- to overact, as in a play or film
Other Word Forms
Origin of chew
- Middle English cheuen from Old English cēowan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition