chew the cud


chew the cud
chew the cud
1. (of cows, etc) to masticate for a second time food that has already been swallowed and partly digested in the first stomach
2. To ruminate in thought (also chew over)
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Main Entry:chew
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chew the cud (informal)
To meditate, to reflect
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Main Entry:cud

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I
see cud
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1) (of a ruminant animal) further chew partly digested food
2) think or talk reflectively

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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