What does the word chew mean?

Usage examples for chew

  1. " Say, mister, I'd as soon try to chew leather. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  2. Every time I throws a jolt like that into J. Hemmingway, he looks kind of stunned and goes off to chew it over. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. I can't chew a piece of meat to save my life. – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy