chomp chomp  /ˈtʃɑmp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  2. (v) chew noisily

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Usage(s):

  1. Sure, tooth-grinding and nervous eating habits I'm going to chomp on chocolate as an escape may be driving traffic to the drill.
  2. Its toothy lower jaw, as long as a car, hinges wide enough to chomp on a hull-or swallow a man.
  3. In the two university cafeterias 300 co-eds could chomp a red apple a day, gratis.

News

  1. Life found thriving deep under ocean floor

    Beneath the seafloor lives a vast and diverse array of microbes, chomping on carbon that constantly rains down from above and is continually buried by a never-ending downpour of debris some whale dung here, some dead plankton there.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Microbe community thrives beneath seafloor

    By Douglas MainLiveScienceBeneath the seafloor lives a vast and diverse array of microbes, chomping on carbon that constantly rains down from above and is continually buried by a never-ending downpour of debris — some whale dung here, some dead plankton there. For the first time, a study has shown that these microbes are actively multiplying and likely even moving around in the compressed ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Thriving Microbe Community Lives Beneath Seafloor

    Beneath the seafloor lives a vast and diverse array of microbes, chomping on carbon that constantly rains down from above and is continually buried by a never-ending downpour of debris — some whale dung here, some dead plankton there. For the first time, a study has shown that these microbes are actively multiplying and likely even moving around in the compressed, oxygen-devoid darkness beneath ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I look at him and he starts doing the Gator chomp," Meyer said. "That kid is not intimidated by anything, so I grabbed him and I said, You're the punt returner today.' "
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Urban Meyer Source: Palm Beach Post

  2. "I remember coming out; it was real loud," Florida wide receiver Andre Caldwell said. "All you heard was the Seminole chomp all first quarter. But then we made a couple plays, and it got real quiet in there."
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Andre Caldwell Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

  3. Zeta-Jones said that in the past she was a "bread girl," but these days, "I'm just working out and not chomping down what I usually chomp down."
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Catherine Zeta-Jones Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

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