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chew on

Definition of chew on

informal

  1. :  to think about (something) <Chew on it for a while before you decide.> <That should give you something to chew on.>



Word by Word Definitions

chewplay
  1. :  to crush, grind, or gnaw (as food) with or as if with the teeth :  masticate

    :  to injure, destroy, or consume as if by chewing

    :  to chew something

  1. :  the act of chewing

    :  something for chewing


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