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[chomp] /tʃɒmp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), noun
champ1 .
Can be confused
champ, chomp. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chomp
  • Great whites have jaws and teeth that are perfect for a powerful chomp on prey ranging from small fish to large marine mammals.
  • He puts a bit of this into the hives, blocking the bees' entrance so that they have to chomp their way through it.
  • Existing consumers can be relied upon to chomp chocolate and newcomers are getting a taste for it.
  • Carnivorous plants chomp down on insects in unusual ways.
  • On land and in shallow water, many creatures chomp on plants.
  • They chomp on such wads for some time before swallowing them for complete digestion.
  • On their own, horses do little or nothing they chomp on hay and instinctively herd together.
British Dictionary definitions for chomp


to chew (food) noisily; champ
the act or sound of chewing in this manner
Word Origin
variant of champ1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for chomp

1640s, dialectal and American English variant of champ (v.). Related: Chomped; chomping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chomp



To chew

[1840s+; By 1640s in form champ]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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chomp in Technology

To fail.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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