tobacco, in the form of a plug, usually flavored, for chewing rather than smoking.
[chi-wingk] /tʃɪˈwɪŋk/ noun 1. a towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, of eastern North America.
- Chew light bulbs
verb phrase To do something extremely painful and nasty: Would you rather chew light bulbs than go shopping for jeans? (1990s+)
- Chew nails
verb phrase To be very angry; be livid: We’d better get out before he starts chewing nails (1970s+)
- Chew someone out
verb phrase To reprimand severely; rebuke harshly; EAT someone OUT, ream: He got chewed out for it more than once by the platoon sergeant (WWII armed forces)
- Chew someone up and spit them out
verb phrase To demolish someone; treat someone very harshly (1920+)