chewing out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chewing out a severe scolding
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Usage

In literature:

She evidently thought it very handsome, for she delicately chewed it up out of Jim's hand, to his great amazement.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
He wanted to call you up and chew you out for not evacuating everybody in the north to Konkrook.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Then he reached down and took out the lump of sugar, which he chewed.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony" by Laura Lee Hope
Why he hasn't even chewed Alfie out since we left Junior.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
Joe had made an attempt to pull her by her silken wig out of that greedy mouth, but the bossy calmly chewed on.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
Occasionally, he would glance toward Boake Valkanhayn, who sat motionless in his chair, chewing a cigar that had gone out long ago.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Our water is out, and we chew the succulent slices of the cactus.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I have seen her take 'em half chewed out of her mouth, to laugh, and then put 'em in again.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
The name refers to the red juice which comes out of the stalk when bruised or chewed.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
And then and there got out a stick and chewed it, and chewed it on the Subway and chewed it on the streets of New York.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
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In poetry:

But the galley fire was out, an' we'd very near forgot
The feel o' something dry an' the taste o' something 'ot:
With salt beef to bite on, an' sodden tack to chew,
Out went the Old Year and in come the New.
"New Year" by Cicely Fox Smith
And this cur who bragged he'd dallied with the fairest of the fair
Had left them on their beam-ends - social wrecks
Who couldn't chew sufficiently to masticate his food
For he'd worn his teeth out biting barmaids' necks.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett
They buck you off when ridden, they squish your leg when led;
They're mostly sittin' on their tails or standin' on their 'ead;
They reach their yellow grinders out an' gently chew your ear,
An' their necks is indiarubber for attackin' in the rear!
"Mules" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Last weekend, after Jerry came home and passed out drunk on too many margaritas, Kiko chewed off most his right big toe .
Girls' soccer: Greyhounds 'flip out,' chew up Rebels.
Try spitting out your chewing gum .
Fenton Township World War II bombardier's tales include chewing-out by Jimmy Stewart.
INTERVIEWS Yuck's Fuzzed-Out 'Chew': A Shoegaze-Tinged Jaw- Dropper .
Girls' soccer: Greyhounds ' flip out ,' chew up Rebels.
Illinois basketball coach John Groce has filled out his top assistants staff by adding Missouri's Isaac Chew, according to a source.
When you are out and about, there is nothing worse than suddenly realizing that you have stepped on chewing gum.
Fenton Township World War II bombardier's tales include chewing-out by Jimmy Stewart .
Activists against khat are finding some traction as the Yemeni love of the narcotic chewing leaf could soon make Sanaa the first world capital to run out of water.
Watch out, Dean Cain, he'll chew you up.
She testified the underwear- chewing incident was her son's idea, and said she helped him pick out a pair of underwear after she failed to talk him out of going through with the act.
Shortly after "Top Chef All-Stars" ended, she tried out for "The Chew " and was selected as one of five co-hosts.
And he was chewed out by his superiors – which included Jimmy Stewart – after a practice mission where a few of his crew members jumped from the plane, but he didn't.
Medical examiner rules out bath salts in Miami face- chewing attack.
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In science:

It should be pointed out that the Green tensor has been available for a large variety of configurations such as planarly, spherically, and cylindrically multilayered media [Tai (1994); Chew (1995)].
Spontaneous Decay in the Presence of Absorbing Media
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