Chew vs Biting - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between chew and biting
is that chew
is to crush with the teeth by repeated closing and opening of the jaws; done to food to soften it and break it down by the action of saliva before it is swallowed while biting
As nouns the difference between chew and biting
is that chew
is a small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing while biting
is the action of the verb to bite
As an adjective biting is
causing a stinging sensation.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To crush with the teeth by repeated closing and opening of the jaws; done to food to soften it and break it down by the action of saliva before it is swallowed.
- Make sure to chew thoroughly, and don't talk with your mouth full!
To grind, tear, or otherwise degrade or demolish something with teeth or as with teeth.
- The steak was tough to chew as it had been cooked too long.
- He keep his feed in steel drums to prevent the mice from chewing holes in the feed-sacks.
(informal) To think about something; to ponder; to chew over.
- The harsh desert wind and sand had chewed the stump into ragged strips of wood.
* Alexander Pope
- The professor stood at the blackboard, chalk in hand, and chewed the question the student had asked.
- Old politicians chew wisdom past.
- He chews revenge, abjuring his offense.
* (crush food with teeth prior to swallowing) bite, chavel, chomp, crunch, masticate
* (degrade or demolish as if with teeth) grind, pulverize, rip, shred, tear
* (think about) contemplate, ruminate, mull, muse, ponder
* See also
* chewing gum
* chew out
* chew over
* chew the cud
* chew the fat
* chew the scenery
* chew up
A small sweet, such as a taffy, that is eaten by chewing.
(informal, uncountable) Chewing tobacco.
- Phillip purchased a bag of licorice chews at the drugstore.
(countable, or, uncountable) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco; chaw or a chaw.
- The school had banned chew and smokes from the school grounds, even for adults.
- ''The ballplayers sat on the bench watching the rain, glumly working their chews .
- The first time he chewed tobacco, he swallowed his chew and got extremely sick.
* chew toy
* penny chew
The action of the verb to bite .
An occurrence of a bite.
Causing a stinging sensation.
Cutting or incisive.
- a biting wind
Tending to bite.
- a biting criticism
- a biting insect