Definition of chomp in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃɒmp


[no object]
  • Munch or chew noisily or vigorously: she chomped on a roll
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    • The boss man loosened the knot on his tie and angrily chomped on his Havana cigar.
    • Have you ever sat opposite somebody at a meal who chomps their food?
    • They will be chomping on chicken drumsticks and hamburgers and walking around everywhere.


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  • A chewing noise or action.
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    • Colorful bands on a butterfly's wing provide camouflage among leaves and flowers, of course, but they can also divert a predator's eye toward the butterfly's tail, where a little bite won't matter as much as a chomp on the head.
    • ‘Thank you, ma'am,’ I say, taking a chomp out of a cookie.
    • Joe took a chomp out of a hamburger.


chomp at the bit

see champ at the bit at champ1.
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  • Just over a month after finishing the last campaign, less than a month away from the new season and Waterford United captain John Frost is, literally, chomping at the bit for the start of this latest adventure.
  • They are, and they're chomping at the bit to be here.
  • ‘I was really chomping at the bit to get back to work,’ she says.


mid 17th century: imitative.

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