chew over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chew over reflect deeply on a subject "I mulled over the events of the afternoon","philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years","The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
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Usage

In literature:

Putting down a length of plant she had been chewing, the woman shuffled over to the tiny fire that illuminated the room.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Morse was working his jaw over a chew of gum.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
The cryotronic maze in the depths of the ship chewed the whole thing over.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He sat in his study, in the Viceregal Palace at Kingston, chewing over the events of the past weeks.
"Despoilers of the Golden Empire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Hank looked at Joe; Joe was chewing, gazing out over their heads to the kitchen.
"The First One" by Herbert D. Kastle
Sitting down, he first puts a few leaves into his mouth, which he chews, and turns over and over till he has formed a ball.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
While chewing over these lessons learnt from bitter experience, I had yet another dream.
"The Defence of Duffer's Drift" by Ernest Dunlop Swinton
Farwell sat silent, chewing an unlighted cigar, turning a new idea over and over in his mind.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Over and around the out-pouring soldiers, the tiny workers ran and bit and chewed away at whatever they could reach.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
They fried them over the candles, and whenever their mouths were parched they chewed a piece of raw herring and found great relief from it.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
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In news:

Ronald Poppo, the 65-year-old homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off by Rudy Eugene along a busy Miami highway ramp, had been on the streets for over 30 years.
Here's some stuff to chew on over the trades the Cavs made today.
Leaders chew over student discipline, levy at Toledo Public Schools luncheon.
Pre-human's unusual diet gives researchers something to chew over .
Something to Chew Over .
The different crests and basins of the chewing surfaces develop over time as the teeth wear down, improving grinding ability.
Researchers Chew Over a Prehistoric Bear's Diet.
In Red Riding Hood , Amanda Seyfried is really just Bella with blonde hair and a red cape, anxiously chewing her bottom lip over which stud muffin to hook up with.
In Red Riding Hood, Amanda Seyfried is really just Bella with blonde hair and a red cape, anxiously chewing her bottom lip over which stud muffin to hook up with.
Here's a slightly-offensive bit of information to chew over today.
The information is just a theory at this point because there has yet to be a comprehensive study on the connection between chewing ability and dementia over a large sample size of elderly people.
Still, Chick fil-A Appreciation Day is a useful moment to chew over more than just a chicken sandwich.
In the end, Americans should chew over the powerful dilemma of Christianity and its impact on the democratic republic over 250 years.
That's a fact Clovers should chew over a bit.
Owen Chambers is notorious for working over multiple sticks of gum on varsity boys' basketball nights at Mount Tahoma High Schools – sometimes chewing a whole pack.
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