chew up

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chew up (third-person singular simple present chews up, present participle chewing up, simple past and past participle chewed up)

  1. (transitive) to chew so as to make something pulpy
    She had to chew up the food for him because his teeth are too small.
    My dog always chews up my daughter's teddy bears.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) to ruin (especially land), by digging
  3. (US, idiomatic, transitive) to defeat utterly
    the Yankees chewed up the Dodgers.