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Synonyms for chewing

biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

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But the bullocks only clicked their horns together and went on chewing.
cried Porthos, almost choked with dust and chewing his bridle as a horse chews his bit.
She was lying down by the wayside, and quietly chewing her cud; nor did she take any notice of the young man until he had approached pretty nigh.
There's that shorthorned Sally," she said, as they entered the Home Close, and she caught sight of the meek beast that lay chewing the cud and looking at her with a sleepy eye.
He was as blithe and joyous as a young bird, and was staying the keenness of his morning's appetite by chewing the soft bark of a delicate branch he held in his hand, and he recommended the like to me as an admirable antidote against the gnawings of hunger.
Another was chewing his moustache and smiling quietly as if he were witnessing a play.
The rest of the sentence (she acted her words in dumb-show, of course) was lost in a fit of the fidgets, when she behaved like a puppy chewing a string, a clumsy woman in a side-saddle, a hen with her head cut off, or a cow stung by a hornet, exactly as the whims of the sea took her.
The boy was entirely happy to be out chewing pan and seeing new people in the great good-tempered world.
And the flap has been gummed, if I am not very much in error, by a person who had been chewing tobacco.
The acquaintance, a gentleman of uncertain breed, equally willing, was chewing Bill's paw with the gusto of a gourmet.
Snagsby appears, greasy, warm, herbaceous, and chewing.
My good Joe, if you were the immediate object of this chewing, you wouldn't find it so excellent.
Kutuzov was chewing a piece of roast chicken with difficulty and glanced at Wolzogen with eyes that brightened under their puckering lids.
He was chewing a straw and he kept on chewing it while he looked solemnly at Anne.
Then there was a Mexican who sold big slabs of brown chewing taffy for five cents each.