Meaning of 嚼む in Japanese

  1. Words

Definition of 嚼む

  1. (v5m, vt) to bite; to chew; to gnaw

    "My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy.

  2. to crash against (e.g. of waves); to break onto (shore)
  3. to engage (of cogs, zippers, etc.); to mesh; to fit together
  4. to be involved in →Related words: 一枚噛む
  5. to fumble one's words (during a play, broadcast, etc.); to falter with one's words
  6. to strongly confute; to argue down; to rebuke; to scold harshly
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