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champ

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verb \ˈchamp, ˈchämp, ˈchȯmp\

Simple Definition of champ

  • : to bite and chew on (something) in a noisy way

Full Definition of champ

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  chomp

  3. 2 :  mash, trample

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make biting or gnashing movements

  6. 2 :  to show impatience of delay or restraint —usually used in the phrase champing at the bit <he was champing at the bit to begin>

Examples of champ

  1. He champed his pipe angrily.

  2. The horse was champing its bit.

  3. He champed on his pipe angrily.



Origin of champ

Middle English chammen, champen


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with champ


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champ

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noun \ˈchamp\

Definition of champ



Examples of champ

  1. this year's national basketball champs



1868

First Known Use of champ

1868



CHAMP Defined for Kids

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champ

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verb \ˈchamp\

Definition of champ

champedchamp·ing

  1. :  to bite and chew noisily <a horse champing its bit>

champing at the bit
  1. :  waiting in an impatient way <We were champing at the bit to begin.>




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champ

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noun

Definition of champ

  1. 1 :  1champion 2

  2. 2 :  1champion 3





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