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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEW OUT

Chew out an explanation, my friend, or you're liable to get spoiled.

"They lost the vein here and had to chew out some rock to find it again," Rick pointed out.

With the pliers he tore at the side of the box and managed to chew out a piece of the thin aluminum.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ceowan "to bite, gnaw, chew," from West Germanic *keuwwan (cf. Middle Low German keuwen, Dutch kauwen, Old High German kiuwan, German kauen), from PIE root *gyeu- "to chew" (cf. Old Church Slavonic živo "to chew," Lithuanian žiaunos "jaws," Persian javidan "to chew").

Figurative sense of "to think over" is from late 14c.; to chew the rag "discusss some matter" is from 1885, apparently originally British army slang. Related: Chewed; chewing. To chew (someone) out (1948) probably is military slang from World War II. Chewing gum is by 1843, American English, originally hardened secretions of the spruce tree.

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