chew (away) at (something)

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chew (away) at (something)

To chew on something repeatedly or for a length of time. The baby has been completely miserable lately, except for when he's chewing away at a teething ring.
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chew (away) at something

to gnaw or chew something for a period of time. The puppy chewed away at the leather belt all night.
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Generally, spa customers are invited to place their feet and legs into a tub or tank filled with doctor fish and it doesn't take very long for the fish to begin chewing away at the layers of dead skin on the legs and feet.
Generally, spa customers are invited to place their feet and legs into a tub or tank filled with doctor fish and it does not take very long for the fish to begin chewing away at the layers of dead skin on the legs and feet.
And sometimes I retreat into a bubble -- I can't leave it alone, I keep going back and chewing away at it.
The CMass title is probably our new thing that we're trying to lock in on,'' said Scavone, who has a basketball memory chewing away at him similar to that baseball state final.
Brendan Rodgers will surely be chewing away at the ear of Carragher hoping for a change of heart, asking him to come back for pre-season training and see how he goes.
Chewing away at the concrete: A mechanical arm reaches up to the top of Bayley Tower.
There was a 14 or 15-point gap on Rochdale when I joined so we're chewing away at that nicely, but we concentrate on our own performance and don't worry about other teams.
IN LATE JUNE, I sat chewing away at some spicy eggplant leftovers and channel surfed.
I think if I got to 50 or 55 and hadn't gone into management I think there would be something chewing away at me.
It will serve no purpose for me to keep chewing away at him.
It can be exhausting to feel like our work is never done or that studio responsibilities are chewing away at our inner peace.
The force of the water against the stumps started chewing away at the structure, so EWEB officials sought permission to put rock at the top to prevent the river from causing more damage.