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chow down

chow down

Date: Nov 24 2011

Themes: Food


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“We all love to chow down.”

- Man v. Food host Adam Richman on his passion for eating. (Digital Spy)

-《美食角斗士》 (Man Against Food) 主持人亚当·里奇曼 (Adam Richman) 如此描述他对饮食的热情。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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eat a lot

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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On Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of November, people across America chow down on traditional foods like turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. In fact, Thanksgiving is practically the national holiday of chowing down.

Chow is slang for food. When you chow down, you eat food. But not just a little snack. You eat a lot of food. And chowing down usually means eating in a way that isn’t especially delicate or refined. It often means eating quickly, and maybe even making a mess.

One person who knows a lot about chowing down is Adam Richman. He has a whole TV show about chowing down called Man v. Food. On the show, he travels to different restaurants and eats huge quantities of food that no normal man could hope, or want, to eat. He may even be the country’s leading expert on chowing down.

Do you like to chow down? Have you ever celebrated Thanksgiving? What did you chow down on?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My little brother loves to chow down on my mom’s cooking when he comes home from college.”

“Let’s hurry up and chow down so we can get to the movie.”

“I’m so hungry! I’m ready to chow down.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

 julito Well folks, let´s go and chow down some pizzas..to eat
by julito
IsaaBelaxD To eat, like, to put the food into the belly. To put the "chow" inside the stomach, and stuff.
by IsaaBelaxD
It means to eat vigorously.
by candycandice
Ahshan have a meal ,to eat a meal
by Ahshan
enjoy eating
by DecapitatedLucia
dearpesar tasting different delicious foods
by dearpesar

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to polish off Wink

03:19 PM Nov 28 2011 |

dance in the wind


It had been a hard day’s work and when we stopped for supper I was ready to chow down

05:32 AM Nov 27 2011 |



Chowing down is not for me these days because i want to lose weight.

08:02 PM Nov 25 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

let’s chow down pizzas m guys ..

but make sure your belly is about to get mad lol

02:59 PM Nov 25 2011 |

arianna huang


aha.chow down on some hamburgars.pig out!

08:32 AM Nov 25 2011 |




I like chowing down sweets Smile

08:29 AM Nov 25 2011 |



what about lesson

11:35 PM Nov 24 2011 |


Saudi Arabia

our stomic three par one for air another for food the third for drink that good system for food

10:28 PM Nov 24 2011 |


Syrian Arab Republic

chow down which means :to eat wut i wanna taste  

07:54 PM Nov 24 2011 |




waw i wish that so bad , i wish to tell my friends let’s chow dowb but i can’t i had lost about 20 kg and i can’t get back to my bad habits because i want to live a very healthy life 

07:06 PM Nov 24 2011 |

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so please all guys will have to chow down during any special occassion. It’s your right.

04:52 PM Nov 24 2011 |

Vina Novalina


Yea sure is, i love chow down, its one of my hobbies, Live for eat LOL XD , and my favorites are Chinese foods, Indonesian Foods and Japanese foods.. and did it with our pals will be nice:)) anyway about Thanksgiving, i never celebrate it here, i think we didn’t do it in my country, it is not our day here. By the way, Happy Thanksgiving for whom celebrate it :))

04:31 PM Nov 24 2011 |



I haven’t eaten my dinner yet, so now i am ready to chow down.

04:28 PM Nov 24 2011 |



i like it

04:24 PM Nov 24 2011 |

Maria del Alba


I don’t like to chow down because my stomach ends up suffering. To be honest, I like to eat some snacks, specially, sweety ones but I dont like to eat a lot because I feel bad later.

04:21 PM Nov 24 2011 |




Sure! I like to chow down. It’s enjoy eating for me with many kind of foods such as the Japanese food, Chinese food, Thai food and Korean food…hehehehehe there are so delicious. I never celebrated Thanksgiving.  

02:16 PM Nov 24 2011 |

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kinjal gadhavi


nice leasson . it’s time to winter so we need to eat more n more thats why this time people celebrated thanksgiving festival.

chow down it’s kind chiness language type….

i love to eat.Tongue out

12:56 PM Nov 24 2011 |




When I’m hungry I’m very angry, so I need to chow down quite often. It’s better for the humanity :)

12:31 PM Nov 24 2011 |




Of course i’d like to chow down especially with my best friends.

12:19 PM Nov 24 2011 |



I agree with agnes-China. Chowing down is not good for health. I also don’t like chowing down but I chow down many times. I don’t know why but I am always hungry and while eating I feel in a hurry. I cannot eat slowly.

12:06 PM Nov 24 2011 |

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