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Chew the cud

  • 1 chew the cud — 1. (of cows, etc) to masticate for a second time food that has already been swallowed and partly digested in the first stomach 2. To ruminate in thought (also chew over) • • • Main Entry: ↑chew chew the cud (informal) To meditate, to reflect • •… …

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  • 2 chew the cud — If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something …

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  • 3 chew the cud — ► chew the cud think or talk reflectively. Main Entry: ↑cud …

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  • 4 chew the cud — 1) if an animal chews the cud, it brings food that it has swallowed back into its mouth to chew again 2) informal if you chew the cud, you spend a long time thinking or talking about something …

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  • 5 chew the cud —    If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …

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  • 6 Chew the cud —   If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something …

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  • 7 chew the cud — Meaning Spend some time chatting. Origin Cows move their mouths when chewing the cud (grass) and give the appearance of talking …

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  • 8 chew the cud — informal to think about something carefully and for a long time. He sat chewing the cud all morning …

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  • 9 chew the cud — regurgitate the contents of the stomach and chew them again (done by cows and other ruminants) …

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  • 10 chew the cud — think or talk reflectively. → cud …

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  • 11 chew the cud — verb to meditate or ponder before answering; to be deep in thought; to ruminate …

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  • 12 chew the cud — idi +inf Informal. to meditate or ponder …

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  • 13 chew the cud —  Ruminate …

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  • 14 To chew the cud — Cud Cud (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. k[ o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us. Cf. {Quid}.] 1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first …

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  • 15 To chew the cud — chew chew (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce[ o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster] 2. To ruminate mentally;… …

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  • 16 chewed the cud — regurgitated the contents of the stomach and chew them again (done by cows and other ruminants) …

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  • 17 cud — [ kʌd ] noun uncount food that animals such as cows and sheep bring back into their mouths to CHEW again after they have swallowed it chew the cud 1. ) if an animal chews the cud, it brings food that it has swallowed back into its mouth to CHEW… …

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  • 18 Cud — (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. k[ o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us. Cf. {Quid}.] 1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach …

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  • 19 chew — (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce[ o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster] 2. To ruminate mentally; to meditate …

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  • 20 cud — ► NOUN ▪ partly digested food returned from the first stomach of cattle or other ruminants to the mouth for further chewing. ● chew the cud Cf. ↑chew the cud ORIGIN Old English …

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