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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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chow something down

tv. to eat something, probably quickly or without good manners. I found a box of cookies and chowed it down before anybody knew what I was doing.
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Among their holiday snaps is one of a hairy rebel chowing down on an apple in their hotel room, while another reaches for an orange as it stands on a coffee table.
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Still, the chimpanzees at the zoo are very excited when they receive matzah, and videos were taken at the safari show those eagerly chowing down on the rare treat.
Appearing to be from the man who was chowing down the hot dog in Jarrett's video, Whitley wrote that the hot dog, 'was DELICIOUS.'
When not on their feet cheering their favorite players or chowing down on kosher hot dogs, they were thoroughly, utterly engaged.
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Next time you go out for a bite, you might want to have your camera phone ready: Taking photos of food before chowing down can actually make it taste better, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing.
More than 2 million years ago, early humans took the leap from chowing down on plants and berries to eating the flesh of other creatures--including, archaeologists now suspect, each other.
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This led the study's biologists to conclude that koalas have adapted their behavior to survive the warmer weather, spending more time hugging acacia and less time chowing down on eucalyptus during the summer's hotter months.
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The designers of the hi-tech vessel said that they got the idea after seeing a solitary Taiwanese man chowing down with one hand while holding his phone with the other.
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