To bite or chew persistently:
To show little interest in food by taking only small bites intermittently
To bite is defined as to use your teeth to dig into something, or being enticed to get interested in or involved in something.
To chew something
To eat is defined as to put food in the mouth, chew and swallow or to use up.
To chew hard and noisily
Crunch means to bite, chew, crush or grind loudly.
To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
To grind between the teeth.
To mix and work into a uniform mass, as by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands:
To chew hard and noisily; munch
To chew or make a chewing movement.
To strike or explode with a heavy thud
To munch is to chew something loudly.
To form (a word) with the mouth soundlessly
To talk; converse.
Find another word for masticate. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for masticate, like: gnaw, nibble, chew-up, bite, chew, eat, chomp, crunch, crush, gnash and grind.