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chew (CHYOO) (verb)
1. To bite food and to grind it with the teeth: Many health experts believe people should chew their edibles more before they swallow them.
2. To meditate on; to ponder or to think about: Daryl had to chew the problems of arranging transportation, hotel reservations, etc. before he could go on the trip.
eschew (es CHYOO) (verb)
To avoid doing or being involved in something disliked, harmful, or which is not proper or right: Many people eschew the violence that is going on in so many parts of the world.

There are those who are convinced that we should eschew the term "masticate" when we mean chew.

Word Entries at Get Words: “eschew
eschew (verb), eschews; eschewed; eschewing
1. To shun, or to avoid, something on principle or as a matter of course; especially because someone thinks it is not proper and so it should not be done: The new political group eschews the killing and destructiveness by terrorists.
2. Abstain from, forgo, give up, stay away from; something that is unworthy or injurious: Many people need to eschew food that makes them overweight and even unhealthy.
To abstain from something distasteful.
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To shun something because of possible injury.
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To abstain from something wrong.
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To abstain from, to avoid, to shun, or to have stayed away from something or someone. (3)