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chow down

Definition of chow down

US informal

  1. :  eat <It's time to chow down.> —often + on <The kids chowed down on hamburgers and french fries.>



Word by Word Definitions

chowplay
  1. :  food, victuals

  1. :  eat

  1. :  chow chow

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down: as

    :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down

    :  a complete play to advance the ball in football

  1. :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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