• WordNet 3.6
    • v chomp chew noisily "The boy chomped his sandwich"
    • n chomp the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Chomp To chew loudly and greedily; to champ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chomp A dialectal variant of champ.
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Chomping at the bit - If you are chomping at the bit, you are eager to start on a task immediately.


In literature:

You "chomped" on it, with your cheek all bulged out, and blame near drowned yourself with the juice of it.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
The natives chomped and rattled and the translation rolled out almost instantly.
"The Repairman" by Harry Harrison
He just chomped them all up together and patted his stomach from sheer delight.
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess
Pop kept on chomping away, a slow feeder and appreciative.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
They dried off their bodies by shaking and stomping And took bites of grass, chewing and chomping.
" Collection" by Daniel Errico
Their chomping jaws became motionless.
"Adolescents Only" by Irving E. Cox

In news:

The show's puppeteers take us on a tour to demonstrate how the hairy (Cousin Itt), the scary (the mouse-chomping Venus Flytrap) and the slightly injured (Bob the Bird) puppets work.
Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Apple chomping Tumblr is one of several possible acquisitions that could happen in the social media space, writes Allan Hoffman.
It can chomp up old floppy diskettes and CD's and make them safe to discard.
The sounds of other people eating — chewing, chomping, slurping , gurgling — can send them into an instantaneous, blood-boiling rage.
People chewing, chomping, slurping , gurgling can send people with a condition known as misophonia into a blood-boiling rage.
'Piranha 3D,' a suspenseful , successful chomp romp.
It is not a world of cigar-chomping, unshaven middle-aged men.
Like, chomped on it over and over until it died.
With more than $260,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in the Blast, the crews were chomping at the bit to try their luck offshore.
One overzealous dolphin jumped out of the water with a bit too much enthusiasm and chomped down on eight-year-old Jillian's wrist rather than the food container in her hand.
Krause chomped on Jennifer Dyson's right hand in their home at 3811 Teak Drive, Lehigh Twp.
There's the Los Angeles Zoo's Boo at the Zoo, which is going to boast plenty of "Stomp 'n Chomp" pumpkin action (animals eating squash=photo gold).
Chomping down at eating contests at the Beach, Boogie , and BBQ festival.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. UK coach John Calipari says he was chomping at the bit to start the season with his new team.
Brooks , notorious for his sometimes stern, cigar chomping ways, could switch from gentle to gruff in a heartbeat, according to his peers.

In science:

To complete the proof of Theorem 1 we used the CHOMP library [CHOMP] in order to compute homology groups of the cubical set represented by V .
Uniformly hyperbolic attractor of the Smale-Williams type for a Poincar\'e map in the Kuznetsov system
It was quite clear in Vancouver that the community is chomping at the bit to start doing this physics! For instance, both OPAL 73 and CDF 74 presented first attempts at extracting sin 2β .
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