US: /ˈtʃu/
UK: /t‍ʃjˈuː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

chew /tʃu:/
  • danh từ
    • sự nhai
      • to have a chew at something: nhai vật gì
    • sự nhai thuốc lá; mồi thuốc lá (để) nhai
    • động từ
      • nhai
      • ngẫm nghĩ, nghiền ngẫm nghĩ tới nghĩ lui
        • to chew upon (over) something: ngẫm nghĩ cái gì
      • to bite off more than one can chew
        • (xem) bite
      • to chew the cud
        • (xem) cud
      • to chew the rag (the fat)
        • (từ lóng) lải nhải ca cẩm, làu nhàu
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) nói chuyện phiếm, tán dóc

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 ~ (at / on / through sth)
    ~ sth (up) to bite food into small pieces in your mouth with your teeth to make it easier to swallow: [V] After the operation you may find it difficult to chew and swallow. + [VN] teeth designed for chewing meat + He is always chewing gum.
    2 ~ (on sth) to bite sth continuously, for example because you are nervous or to taste it: [V] Rosa chewed on her lip and stared at the floor. + The dog was chewing on a bone. + [VN] to chew your nails
    Idioms: chew the fat (informal) to have a long friendly talk with sb about sth: Randall stayed chewing the fat for a while. + They met up once a year to chew the fat about the old days.
    more at BITE v.
    Phrasal Verbs: chew sth<->over to think about or discuss sth slowly and carefully
    + noun
    1 an act of chewing sth
    2 a type of sweet/candy that you chew
    3 a piece of tobacco that you chew

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 masticate, grind, munch; bite, gnaw:
    Make sure to chew each mouthful thoroughly. The puppy chewed up my slipper.
    2 chew the fat or rag. gossip, palaver, chat, converse, talk, Slang US and Canadian bullshit:
    We sat round the fire and chewed the fat all evening.
    3 chew out. scold, rebuke, reprimand:
    The sergeant chewed out the recruit because his boots were dirty.
    4 chew over. think about or on or over, consider, review, ponder, ruminate on, meditate on or over:
    I'll chew over your proposal and let you know.

    Collocation dictionary


    well, thoroughly | vigorously | thoughtfully | up
    Chew your food up thoroughly before you swallow it.


    She was chewing at her lower lip.
    | on
    The baby chewed on a rusk.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    +biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    +chew (food)