chew up

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chew someone or something up

to damage or ruin someone or something by pinching, grinding, biting, etc. Stay away from the mower blade or it will chew you up. The lawn mower chewed up the flowers.
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chew something up

to grind food with the teeth until it can be swallowed. You had better chew that stuff up well. Please chew up your food well.
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