chow down

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chow (something) down

Sl. to eat something, usually quickly or without good manners. We can chow this pizza down in about two minutes! I found a box of cookies and chowed it down before anybody knew what I was doing.
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chow down

Eat, as in He's always ready to chow down at dinner time. Originally military slang, this term is now more widely used. The noun chow in the sense of food, originating from either Chinese or pidgin English in the 18th century, also appears in such terms as chow line, a line of people waiting for food, and chow time, mealtime. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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chow down

v.
To eat something greedily or voraciously: We chowed down on the wild berries until the bush was bare. I dropped my sandwich on the ground and the dog chowed it down.
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chow down

in. to eat; to take a meal. Over there is where we chow down.
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