chew on

ˈchew on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they chew on he/she/it chews on present participle chewing on past tense chewed on past participle chewed on] informal phrasal verb
to think about something carefully for a long time, before making a decision about it

The investors have several economic reports to chew on.

Thesaurus: to think carefully or a lot about thingssynonym
Main entry: chew

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chew on [phrasal verb]
chew on (something) informal : to think about (something)

Chew on it for a while before you decide.

That should give you something to chew on.

— see also chew 1b (above), 1
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Main Entry:chew

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