chew over

chewed over; chewing over; chews over

Definition of chew over

transitive verb

: to meditate on : think about reflectively

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Examples of chew over in a Sentence

yet another senator chewing over the idea of running for president

First Known Use of chew over

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chew over was in 1939

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