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  ( chews    plural & 3rd person present)   ( chewing    present participle)   ( chewed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you chew food, you use your teeth to break it up in your mouth so that it becomes easier to swallow.  
Be certain to eat slowly and chew your food extremely well...      V n  
Daniel leaned back on the sofa, still chewing on his apple.      V at/on n  
...the sound of his mother chewing and swallowing.      V  
2       verb   If you chew gum or tobacco, you keep biting it and moving it around your mouth to taste the flavour of it. You do not swallow it.  
One girl was chewing gum...      V n  
3       verb   If you chew your lips or your fingernails, you keep biting them because you are nervous.  
He chewed his lower lip nervously.      V n  
4       verb   If a person or animal chews an object, they bite it with their teeth.   (=bite)  
They pause and chew their pencils...      V n  
One owner left his pet under the stairs where the animal chewed through electric cables.      V prep  
5    If you say that someone has bitten off more than they can chew, you mean that they are trying to do something which is too difficult for them.  
bite off more than you can chew      phrase   bite inflects  
Micky is used to handling dodgy deals but this time fears he may have bitten off more than he can chew.     
    to chew the cud  
    cud   chew up  
1       phrasal verb   If you chew food up, you chew it until it is completely crushed or soft.  
I took one of the pills and chewed it up.      V n P, Also V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If something is chewed up, it has been destroyed or damaged in some way.  
INFORMAL   Every spring the ozone is chewed up, and the hole appears.      be V-ed P  
...rebels who are now chewing up Government-held territory...      V P n (not pron)  
This town is notorious for chewing people up and spitting them out.      V n P  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  


1    bite, champ, chomp, crunch, gnaw, grind, masticate, munch  
2      (figurative, usually with)      over   consider, deliberate upon, meditate, mull (over), muse on, ponder, reflect upon, ruminate, weigh  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

bite off more than one can chew id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!

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