chew up

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "chew up":
present tense I/you/we/they chew up he/she/it chews up present participle chewing up past tense chewed up past participle chewed up
1) to chew something for a long time, until it is very soft or in very small pieces and easy to swallow
2) [usually passive] informal if something gets chewed up, it becomes torn apart and destroyed

My new trousers got chewed up in my bike chain.


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