chew up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theychew up
he/she/itchews up
present participlechewing up
past tensechewed up
past participlechewed up
  1. 1
    to chew something for a long time, until it is very soft or in very small pieces and easy to swallow
  2. 2
    [usually passive] informal if something gets chewed up, it becomes torn apart and destroyed
See also main entry: chew