chew over


chewed over; chewing over; chews over

transitive verb

: to meditate on : think about reflectively

Examples of chew over in a Sentence

yet another senator chewing over the idea of running for president
Recent Examples on the Web Mothers still make convenient villains, especially in an era when every child-rearing decision can be chewed over, debated, Instagrammed and quote tweeted. Mark Harris Keita Morimoto, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024 Drama, that decision to chew over, and now a full-on dynasty, no? Mirjam Swanson, Orange County Register, 12 Feb. 2024 European officials have chewed over how to nurture startups that might, one day, offer the kind of rapid, inexpensive communications alternatives that Starlink did in Ukraine. Samanth Subramanian, WIRED, 5 Oct. 2023 Milbank Quarterly The Big Think The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf posits an interesting question for readers to chew over: Is racial color blindness possible in personal interactions? Ruth Umoh, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2023 Part of me eases into its flagship restaurant’s face-value pleasures, yet another part keeps my eyes on the exit sign, chewing over the context in which the restaurant exists in the larger world. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 The outlines of the Disney-DeSantis fight have been well chewed over at this point. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2023 The legal issues behind the decision to kick off construction are sure to be chewed over during the board’s executive session. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 17 Apr. 2023 Investors have had a long weekend to chew over the details of the report and will likely skip the typical gut-reaction to headline numbers. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chew over was in 1939

Cite this Entry

“Chew over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

chew over

: to think over
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