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Definition of champ verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

champ

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʃæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃæmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they champ
BrE BrE//tʃæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃæmp//
 
he / she / it champs
BrE BrE//tʃæmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃæmps//
 
past simple champed
BrE BrE//tʃæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃæmpt//
 
past participle champed
BrE BrE//tʃæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃæmpt//
 
-ing form champing
BrE BrE//ˈtʃæmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæmpɪŋ//
 
 
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  • [intransitive, transitive] champ (something) (especially of horses) to bite or eat something noisily
  • Word Originverb late Middle English: probably imitative.Idioms (informal) impatient to do or start doing something Gerry’s champing at the bit to go to college.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: champ

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