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Meaning & Definition of Chew in English

English

Chew

/ʧu/

noun

1. A wad of something chewable as tobacco

    synonym:
  • chew
  • ,
  • chaw
  • ,
  • cud
  • ,
  • quid
  • ,
  • plug
  • ,
  • wad

2. Biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

    synonym:
  • chew
  • ,
  • chewing
  • ,
  • mastication
  • ,
  • manduction

verb

1. Chew (food)

  • To bite and grind with the teeth
  • "He jawed his bubble gum"
  • "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"
  • "The cows were masticating the grass"
    synonym:
  • chew
  • ,
  • masticate
  • ,
  • manducate
  • ,
  • jaw

Examples of using

It is hard for me to chew.
I cannot chew anything. I am toothless.
I simply need to chew it over.