chew on a bone

Chew on a bone
If someone is chewing on a bone, he or she is thinking about something intently.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • chew on a bone —    If someone is chewing on a bone, he or she is thinking about something intently.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • chew — chew1 [tʃu:] v [: Old English; Origin: ceowan] 1.) [I and T] to bite food several times before swallowing it ▪ This meat s so tough I can hardly chew it! chew at/on ▪ a dog chewing on a bone 2.) [I and T] to bite something continuously in order… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chew — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to bite food several times before swallowing it: This meat s so tough I can hardly chew it! (+ at/on): a dog chewing on a bone 2 (intransitive + transitive) to bite something repeatedly in order to taste it or because you are… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bone — 01. Young children playing in the forest found the [bones] of a man buried in the leaves. 02. He gave the dog a [bone] to chew on. 03. Be careful when you eat your fish, there are still a lot of [bones] in it. 04. Construction workers found the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • chew*/ — [tʃuː] verb [I/T] 1) to use your teeth to bite food in your mouth into small pieces She chewed her food slowly.[/ex] 2) to bite something continuously but not swallow it We re not allowed to chew gum in class.[/ex] The dog was chewing on an old… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Cheek bone — Cheek Cheek (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog bone — noun A bone that is given to a dog to chew on and play with, similar to a dog biscuit. They can be real bones, or they can be made of other materials like plastic or leather …   Wiktionary

  • Dog health — Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with bandaged foot …   Wikipedia

  • Mastication — Chew and Chewing redirect here. For other uses, see Chew (disambiguation). A monkey using mastication to process tough plant matter Mastication or chewing is the process by which food is crushed and ground by teeth. It is the first step of… …   Wikipedia

  • Edentulism — is the condition of being toothless to at least some degree; it is the result of tooth loss. Loss of some teeth results in partial edentulism , while loss of all teeth results in complete edentulism .Organisms that never possessed teeth can also… …   Wikipedia

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