chew something over

chew something over
MEDITATE ON, ruminate on, think about/over/through, mull over, consider, weigh up, ponder on, deliberate on, reflect on, muse on, dwell on, give thought to, turn over in one's mind; brood over, puzzle over, rack one's brains about; N. Amer. think on; informal kick around/about, bat around/about; formal cogitate about; archaic pore on.

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discuss or consider something at length

executives met to chew over the company's future

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ˌchew sthˈover derived
to think about or discuss sth slowly and carefully
Main entry:chewderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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