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champ

verb \ ˈchamp , ˈchämp , ˈchȯmp \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of champ

transitive verb
1 : chomp
2 : mash, trample
intransitive verb
1 : to make biting or gnashing movements
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 in a Sentence

  1. He champed his pipe angrily.

  2. The horse was champing its bit.

  3. He champed on his pipe angrily.

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Origin and Etymology of champ

Middle English chammen, champen

champ Synonyms

Synonyms
bite (on), chaw, chew, chomp (on), crunch (on), gnaw (on), masticate, nibble
Related Words
ruminate; munch, nosh, snack; consume, eat, ingest, swallow; bolt, devour, gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scarf, scoff, snack, wolf; nip, peck (at), pick (at); gum, mumble

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champ

noun \ ˈchamp \

Definition of champ

Examples of champ in a Sentence

  1. this year's national basketball champs

Recent Examples of champ from the Web

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First Known Use of champ

1868



CHAMP Defined for English Language Learners

champ

verb

Definition of champ for English Language Learners

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


CHAMP Defined for Kids

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champ

verb \ ˈchamp \

Definition of champ for Students

champed; champing
: to bite and chew noisily
  • a horse champing its bit
champing at the bit
: waiting in an impatient way
  • We were champing at the bit to begin.

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champ

noun

Definition of champ for Students

1 : 1champion 2
2 : 1champion 3


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