KJV Dictionary Definition: chew


CHEW, v.t.

1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food, to prepare it for deglutition and digestion.

2. To ruminate in the thoughts; to meditate; as, to chew revenge.

3. To champ; to bite, hold or roll about in the mouth; as, to chew tobacco.

4. To taste, without swallowing.

CHEW, v.i. To champ upon; to ruminate.

Old politicians chew on wisdom past.

CHEW, n. That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud.


CHEWED, pp. Ground by the teeth; masticated.


CHEWING, ppr. Grinding with the teeth; masticating; ruminating; meditating; champing.