chomping chomping  /ˈtʃɑm pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of chewing noisily

Usage(s):

  1. This is a show, after all, whose appeal rests on an exuberant celebration of paint volcanoes, Twinkie force-feeding, amplified Cap'N Crunch--chomping and Jell-O-encased heads.
  2. The earlier hardships are scarcely fathomable to today's TV-watching, french-fry chomping young.
  3. They mill around impatiently, chomping watermelon and cracking groundnuts as they wait for a few of their female colleagues to finish fetching water and join them.

News

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Chomping at Bits: Is Florida-Alabama set for 2014 and 2015?

    Chomping at Bits: Is Florida-Alabama set for 2014 and 2015?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. Ferguson told the club's official website: "I have Paul Scholes in mind. He is on the verge of playing again following his knee injury and operation. He is training well and is chomping at the bit to get started. So a place on the bench with perhaps...
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: SkySports

  2. Torre described Ramirez as "chomping at the bit" to rejoin the Dodgers.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Joe Torre Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He's just chomping at the bit to get back and come back and be successful," Johnson said. "He knows we're all with him and we're never going to turn our back on him and as soon as he gets back it will be business as usual. I can't wait to...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Tank Johnson Source: USA Today

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