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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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Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is 'champing at the bit' to return for Liverpool this week after the expiry of a 10-match ban for biting, manager Brendan Rodgers said.
Birmingham Royal Ballet's dancers are champing at the bit to work with their new colleague.
I'll bet that everyone is just champing at the bit to shell out $700 and go plink through a few boxes of .22 WMR!
Genk forward Jelle Vossen has 12 goals this season and he will be champing at the bit after missing a penalty in the dying minutes which would have given them a draw against Anderlecht after an inspired second-half comeback.
"There are plenty of young boys champing at the bit and I think that drives the performances of the older players as well.
He said, 'Warren, I'm just champing at the bit, I've got to play that golf course.
IRELAND coach Declan Kidney has warned France that Jamie Heaslip is champing at the bit to make his comeback in tomorrow's RBS 6Nations clash.
FOLLOWING the frustrating weather-enforced break and subsequent Christmas period, all teams at Collegiate are champing at the bit to get back onto the playing field this Saturday and continue the form of an excellent first half of the season.
"The new Bond movie is on hold but I am champing at the bit to get going on it as quickly as possible.
"I think he's already champing at the bit. You can tell from the interview he did that he's champing at the bit to get back into football.
City's most consistent player was champing at the bit, ready to do battle as City try to make it three consecutive wins in the Championship.
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.
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. Fresh off cofounding the better-than-nothing film movement Dogma '95, directing the shockingly-good-in-parts crossover hit Breaking the Waves (1996), and bombing his future in Hollywood with the ferocious, controversy-baiting Dogma entry The Idiots (1998), von Trier seemed ready to fulfill his longstanding potential and, in so doing, meet Cannes's relatively highbrow if weathered standards.