chewing chewing  /ˈtʃu ɪŋ/


  • (n) biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow



  1. Later, miners took to chewing it to last out their long day, andinos to counteract high-altitude sickness.
  2. To him, the nuance-filled strategies and logic of chess play is something that comes as naturally as chewing bubble gum.
  3. In Japan, where borrowed Western ways become Nipponized in no time, the latest national cult is gum chewing.


  1. Kids face uphill battle in staying healthy

    CADILLAC — Soda, chocolate, vegetable juice, even sunflower seeds and chewing gum — caffeine seems to be in everything nowadays, from the obvious to the obscure, and with no federal requirements for manufacturers to list if the stimulant is in their products, sometimes its hard to tell what you are really consuming.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Cadillac News

  2. Appeal Of Pastry Gun Suspension Denied For Maryland Second Grader

    The 7-year-old-boy who made headlines after getting suspended for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun has been denied the opportunity to wipe the incident from his record. According to the second grader’s family, school officials in Maryland decided on Monday to deny an appeal to expunge the suspension from the boy’s record. The boy was suspended in March after chewing his ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Kentucky tax on chewing tobacco to drop

    Kentucky's tax on chewing tobacco will be cut by more than half in August, thanks to a little-noticed bill passed this year that has drawn the ire of health advocates.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal


  1. "You just need to make sure you're doing the right thing there and so we're chewing on a bunch of things right now and making sure that he's the best guy for us to go forward," Childress said.
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "You have 2 million people a day jamming into these congested checkpoints and chewing through the magnetometer," Hawley said. "Clearly that's not the best way. And so the trick is how do we - without disrupting the system - get to a more...
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Kip Hawley Source: Forbes

  3. "I said to someone after the match that it felt like trying to get a piece of chewing gum out of a carpet," explained Robertson, who reached the semi-finals here last year.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Neil Robertson Source: AFP

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