chew on - definition and synonyms

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

See also main entry: chew