chow down

phrasal verb

chowed down; chowing down; chows down
US, informal
: eat
It's time to chow down.
often + on
The kids chowed down on hamburgers and french fries.

Examples of chow down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where the average foodie might enjoy a little Tabasco or enjoy trying habanero salsa and fiery vindaloo curry, these chili heads take their spice consumption to another level, competing around the country and abroad to chow down on dozens of the most scorching peppers at a time. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 24 Jan. 2024 Comfortable in his olive-colored sweater and green napkin, this figure is ready to chow down while sitting on your shelf, pleased as (pizza) pie. Melissa Epifano, EW.com, 16 Oct. 2023 Sit on the patio and chow down on some brew-friendly appetizers. James Patrick Kelly, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 The three-in-one restaurant, Atomic Cowboy, will begin serving the public Tuesday at 7101 W. 80th St. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., customers can chow down on biscuits and other breakfast items from the Denver Biscuit Co. side of the business. Jenna Thompson, Kansas City Star, 22 Jan. 2024 While amphibians hibernate, their heart rate and metabolism slow way down, freeing them from the need to chow down on food. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2024 Microbes chow down on it, expelling CO2 in the process. Matt Simon, WIRED, 18 Jan. 2024 After the nuptials, guests can chow down on a Pancake Puppies wedding cake, and the newlyweds walk away with a special wedding gift: a voucher for two Original Grand Slams. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 The bacteria chow down on the sugars present in the milk, transforming them into lactic acid—which helps give cheese (and other foods, like sourdough bread) its tangy taste. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Chow down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chow%20down. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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