I gather up my laptop and toss the mess of gum wrappers and chewed spearmint globs into the trash can.
That it can be chewed over for months by the political establishment is.
Lieutenant-Colonel Abercromby, who had led the only serious sortie from Yorktown, chewed his sword in impotent rage.
“No cephalopods were chewed in the making of this film,” Lane wanted the advisory to read.
Within three days, Solha had chewed through three leashes—one made of wire—and one harness.
“That bad Pelican bird came again in the night and chewed up all the ink,” said the engine man.
He chewed the end of a cigar, and continued walking up and down the roof.
Routed I chewed blades of grass in silence until she spoke again.
He dipped the onion, bit off a piece, and chewed it gravely.
Atwill was a lean, clean-shaven man who chewed gum hungrily.
Old English ceowan "to bite, gnaw, chew," from West Germanic *keuwwan (cf. Middle Low German keuwen, Dutch kauwen, Old High German kiuwan, German kauen), from PIE root *gyeu- "to chew" (cf. Old Church Slavonic živo "to chew," Lithuanian žiaunos "jaws," Persian javidan "to chew").
Figurative sense of "to think over" is from late 14c.; to chew the rag "discusss some matter" is from 1885, apparently originally British army slang. Related: Chewed; chewing. To chew (someone) out (1948) probably is military slang from World War II. Chewing gum is by 1843, American English, originally hardened secretions of the spruce tree.
c.1200, "an act of chewing," from chew (v.). Meaning "wad of tobacco chewed at one time" is from 1725; as a kind of chewy candy, by 1906.
Tired; defeated; beat: I know you feel chewed (1940s+ Black)
: He had big chew in his cheek (1920s+)