English Thesaurus
(verb) 
Definition
to work the jaws and teeth in order to grind (food)
Be careful to eat slowly and chew your food well.
Synonyms
munch
Sheep were munching their way through a yellow carpet of leaves.
,
bite
Llamas won't bite or kick.
, ,
champ
,
crunch
She sucked an ice cube and crunched it loudly.
,
gnaw
Woodlice attack living plants and gnaw at the stems.
,
chomp
,
masticate
Her mouth was working, as if she was masticating some tasty titbit.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bite
Definition
(of animals or insects) to injure by puncturing (the skin) with the teeth or fangs
Llamas won't bite or kick.
Synonyms
in the sense of crunch
Definition
to bite or chew with a noisy crushing sound
She sucked an ice cube and crunched it loudly.
Synonyms
chomp,
champ,
chew noisily,
in the sense of gnaw
Definition
to bite or chew constantly so as to wear away bit by bit
Woodlice attack living plants and gnaw at the stems.
Synonyms

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