champPronunciation: (champ, chomp), [key]
to bite upon or grind, esp. impatiently: The horses champed the oats.
to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch.
to mash; crush.
to make vigorous chewing or biting movements with the jaws and teeth.
2. champ at the bit,
to betray impatience, as to begin some action.
the act of champing. Also,chomp.
champPronunciation: (champ), [key]
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