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Synonyms for champ

to seize, as food, with the teeth

to bite and grind with the teeth

Synonyms for champ

someone who has won first place in a competition

chafe at the bit, like horses

chew noisily


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You can tell from the interview he did that he's champing at the bit to get back into football.
Movies debuting in 2007, which are all likely to have manufacturers champing at the bit, are Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Transformers The Movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Enchanted, Ratatouille, the new The Simpsons movie and Fairies.
That order of politics had been all consuming, and while initially I was deeply disappointed in losing the seat and was champing at the bit to get back to Ottawa, I came to the realization that family and friends were more important and decided not to run again.
I'm champing at the bit to get him because of all the (stuff) that went down in Cancun.
That said, Ginoli says the members of Pansy Division are champing at the bit to hit the road again: "You never lose that hunger or the need to be out there.
Champing at the bit to get to that next rung on the career ladder?
Those who've seen his shape-shifting oeuvre as proof that European avant-garde film survived the senility, retirement, and death of its postwar masters were understandably champing at the bit.
So I'm champing at the bit to get back in touch with all of my old radio pals and show them an innovative new product that will help them maximize their Internet revenues and impress the heck out of their listeners.
On demand show I love I get a bit obsessed with Netflix when I find a series I like, I'm always champing at the bit to go home and watch it.
IRELAND'S young Boys in Green will be champing at the bit against England on Wednesday, insists boss Tom Mohan.
During international breaks you get players champing at the bit to get on the pitch and rectify a run of poor form and, at times like that, tempers can get a little frayed.
We all know that Tim is number one though and he'll have been champing at the bit to get back out there, He knows Joel from his Wigan days and the lad was playing well, looking confident and was so unlucky to be left out.
John Guidetti will be champing at the bit after sitting out the Hoops' clash at Astra in midweek.
We are positive on Andros and he has a chance (for Everton), he is up for selection and is champing at the bit to return," Sherwood said.
We've been champing at the bit, wanting to share our good news," said choir director Colin Anderson.