[n] biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
[n] a wad of something chewable as tobacco
[v] chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
chaw, chewing, cud, jaw, manducate, manduction, masticate, mastication, plug, quid, wad