CHEW, verb transitive
1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food, to prepare it for deglutition and digestion.
2. To ruminate in the thoughts; to meditate; as, to chew revenge.
3. To champ; to bite, hold or roll about in the mouth; as, to chew tobacco.
4. To taste, without swallowing.
CHEW, verb intransitive To champ upon; to ruminate.
Old politicians chew on wisdom past.
CHEW, noun That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud.