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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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After harvesting the leaves, astronauts sprinkled them with oil and vinegar and chowed down.
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JORGIE Porter and Lady Colin Campbell triumphed in I'm A Celebrity's second Bushtucker Trial, winning all 10 stars as they chowed down on disgusting dishes from camel lips to cockroaches.
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The commander-in-chief appeared to enjoy his meaty snack, giving an emphatic thumbs-up to supporters and photographers as he chowed down on the delicacy, the Daily Mail reported.
Last January, this baby elephant at Germany's Zoo Dresden chowed down on some holiday leftovers a Christmas tree Elephants are herbivores.
Guests chowed down on Boston brown bread and New England clam chowder.
When exclusive Dos Caminos Mexican restaurant opened in New York earlier this year, celebs such as Heidi Klum, Michael Douglas, Billy Zane and Beyonce Knowles chowed down on gourmet tacos.
Grateful veterans and active duty military chowed down for a bill of $2 million, all covered by Golden Corral.
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But he chowed down a veggie franks-and-beans dinner last week, and he never knew the difference.
Further Right-To-Know requests by the newspaper showed that Streets Department workers chowed down $5,285 worth of taxpayer funded meals at five area restaurants.
ONE Direction worked up a mammoth appetite on stage this week as they chowed down on a PS300 Nando's order afterwards.
Luckily, Lara lifted the bun lid and spotted the sparkler before she chowed down.