Definition of chomp
1 : to chew or bite on something
2 : champ 2 —usually used in the phrase chomping at the bit
: to chew or bite on
Examples of chomp in a Sentence
They were chomping burgers at a picnic.
Recent Examples of chomp from the Web
In the heat of one battle, one player chomped down on the other, former Colts back Sam Havrilak recalled.
FacebookTwitterPinterest Read moreRead less| Gregory Peck, 1960 The actor and his son chomp down on some cones during the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
But when did the ancestors of today's minkes and humpbacks make the switch from chomping their food to straining the seas?
The bacteria begin chomping down on lactose, converting it to lactic acid.
For those still ferociously chomping through Diablo 3's seasons, hunting down Legendary items, or seeking out randomized Rift zones, a new way to play is likely very welcome.
In New York, throngs are expected to watch the annual Macy's fireworks blowout and the Nathan's Famous frankfurter-chomping contest on Coney Island on July 4.
In New York, throngs are expected to watch the annual Macy’s fireworks blowout and the Nathan’s Famous frankfurter-chomping contest on Coney Island on July Fourth.
Meanwhile, Peter Parker is chomping at the bit to get back in action with The Avengers while Stark and his associate, Happy Hogan (Favreau) try to convince Peter to learn the ropes slowly.
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Origin and Etymology of chomp
alteration of champ
First Known Use: 1581See Words from the same year
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Definition of chomp for English Language Learners
: to chew or bite on something
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