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chow down

To eat, often quickly or enthusiastically. A noun can be used between "chow" and "down." The puppy started chowing down the minute I set down his food bowl. Get in here so we can chow down—I'm starving!
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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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One year later, during an after-show interview at a nearby restaurant, where he chows down on a juicy bacon burger and fries, Selya says, "It definitely put a lot wind in my sails, and it also meant I was going to be working.
Alistair the sheep dog chows down on a mashed banana and peanut cake, while Maggie (left) takes a breather between bites at an "All Dogs" birthday celebration at Alton Baker Dog Park on Tuesday.
2) First- and second-grade students react with surprise and disgust as teacher Ken Newton chows down on worms, a promise he made to get them to read more.
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