Munch or chew noisily or vigorously: she chomped on a roll
More example sentences
- 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.
A chewing noise or action.
- 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.Example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with chompclomp, comp, pomp, romp, stomp, swamp, tromp, whomp, yomp
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