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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theychew up
he/she/itchews up
present participlechewing up
past tensechewed up
past participlechewed up
  1. 2
    [usually passive] informal if something gets chewed up, it becomes torn apart and destroyed

    My new trousers got chewed up in my bike chain.

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