chomp at the bit

chomp at the bit
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chomp at stressed th ee bit]
    • /tʃɒmp æt stressed ði bɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chomp at stressed th ee bit]
    • /tʃɒmp æt stressed ði bɪt/

Definitions of chomp at the bit words

  • noun chomp at the bit champ at the bit (see phrase under champ1) 3
  • verb chomp at the bit (Intransitive Verb) To show impatience or frustration when delayed. 0

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chomp at the bit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for chomp at the bit

verb chomp at the bit

  • rave — to talk wildly, as in delirium.
  • chafe — If your skin chafes or is chafed by something, it becomes sore as a result of something rubbing against it.
  • seethe — to surge or foam as if boiling.
  • bristle — Bristles are the short hairs that grow on a man's chin after he has shaved. The hairs on the top of a man's head can also be called bristles when they are cut very short.
  • smoke — the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter.

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