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champ

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verb \ˈchamp, ˈchämp, ˈchȯmp\

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 in a sentence

  1. He champed his pipe angrily.

  2. The horse was champing its bit.

  3. He champed on his pipe angrily.

Origin and Etymology of champ

Middle English chammen, champen


First Known Use: 14th century


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noun \ˈchamp\

Definition of champ

Examples of champ in a sentence

  1. this year's national basketball champs

1868

First Known Use of champ

1868



CHAMP Defined for English Language Learners

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champ

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verb \ˈchamp, ˈchämp, ˈchȯmp\

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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verb \ˈchamp\

Definition of champ for Students

champed

champing

  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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Definition of champ for Students

  1. 1 :  1champion 2

  2. 2 :  1champion 3



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