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Other Champ Definition

[n] someone who has won first place in a competition
[v] chew noisily
[v] chafe at the bit, of horses

Misc. Definitions

\Champ\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Champed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Champing}.] [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. k["a]msa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. {Camp}.]
1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard. Foamed and champed the golden bit. --Dryden.
2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch. --Steele.
\Champ\, v. i. To bite or chew impatiently. They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit. --Hooker.
\Champ\, Champe \Champe\, n. [F. champ, L. campus field.] (Arch.) The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.

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