chew something up

chew something up
chew food until it is soft or in small pieces
damage or destroy something as if by chewing

the bikes were chewing up the paths


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • chew something over — 1. tv. to talk something over. □ Why don’t we do lunch ometime and chew this over? □ We can chew it over at lunch. 2. tv. to think something over. □ I’ll have to chew it over for a while. I’m not sure now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chew something over — MEDITATE ON, ruminate on, think about/over/through, mull over, consider, weigh up, ponder on, deliberate on, reflect on, muse on, dwell on, give thought to, turn over in one s mind; brood over, puzzle over, rack one s brains about; N. Amer. think …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew something over — discuss or consider something at length. → chew …   English new terms dictionary

  • chew — [cho͞o] vt. [ME chewen < OE ceowan, to bite, chew < IE base * gjeu , to chew > Pers ǰavidan, Ger kauen] 1. to bite and grind or crush with the teeth; masticate ☆ 2. Slang to rebuke severely; reprimand: usually with out vi. 1. to chew… …   English World dictionary

  • chew off — [phrasal verb] chew off (something) or chew (something) off : to remove (something) by chewing The dog chewed the doll s eyes off. • • • Main Entry: ↑chew …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew — chew1 [ tʃu ] verb ** intransitive or transitive to use your teeth to bite food in your mouth into small pieces so that you can swallow it: High fiber foods take longer to chew. chew on: He was chewing on his meat as if he found it hard to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chew over — verb reflect deeply on a subject (Freq. 1) I mulled over the events of the afternoon philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate • Syn: ↑think over,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew up — verb censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cēowan; akin to Old High German kiuwan to chew, Russian zhevat Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to crush, grind, or gnaw (as food) with or as if with the teeth ; masticate 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chew — verb 1》 bite and work (food) in the mouth to make it easier to swallow. 2》 (chew something over) discuss or consider something at length. 3》 (chew someone out) N. Amer. informal reprimand someone severely. noun a period of chewing. ↘a thing,… …   English new terms dictionary


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