(noun, verb)


1. a wad of something chewable as tobacco

Similar word(s): chaw, cud, plug, quid, wad

Definition categories: food, bit, bite, morsel

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

Similar word(s): chewing, mastication

Definition categories: act

Sentences with chew as a noun:

- Phillip purchased a bag of licorice chews at the drugstore.

- The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults.

- The ballplayers sat on the bench watching the rain, glumly working their chews.

- The first time he chewed tobacco, he swallowed his chew and got extremely sick.


1. chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

- Chew your food and don't swallow it!

Similar word(s): jaw, manducate, masticate

Definition categories: consumption, grate, grind

Sentences with chew as a verb:

- Make sure to chew thoroughly, and don't talk with your mouth full!

- The steak was tough to chew as it had been cooked too long.

- He keep his feed in steel drums to prevent the mice from chewing holes in the feed-sacks.

- The harsh desert wind and sand had chewed the stump into ragged strips of wood.

- The professor stood at the blackboard, chalk in hand, and chewed the question the student had asked.