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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theychew on
he/she/itchews on
present participlechewing on
past tensechewed on
past participlechewed on

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  1. chew on something to think about something carefully for a long time, before making a decision about it

    The investors have several economic reports to chew on.

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