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 for chomp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chomp \Chomp\, v. i.
     To chew loudly and greedily; to champ. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq.
     U. S.] --Halliwell.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
           [syn: bite, chomp]
      v 1: chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich" [syn: chomp,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "chomp":
     bite, bolus, champ, chaw, chew, chew the cud, chew up, chump,
     crunch, cud, gnash, gnaw, gob, grind, gum, masticate, morsel,
     mouth, mouthful, mumble, munch, nibble, nip, quid, ruminate,
     scrunch, snap, swallow

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. To lose; specifically, to chew on something of which more was bitten
      off than one can. Probably related to gnashing of teeth.
      2. To bite the bag; See bagbiter.
      A hand gesture commonly accompanies this. To perform it, hold the four
      fingers together and place the thumb against their tips. Now open and close
      your hand rapidly to suggest a biting action (much like what Pac-Man does
      in the classic video game, though this pantomime seems to predate that).
      The gesture alone means ?chomp chomp? (see Verb Doubling in the Jargon
      Construction section of the Prependices). The hand may be pointed at the
      object of complaint, and for real emphasis you can use both hands at once.
      Doing this to a person is equivalent to saying ?You chomper!? If you point
      the gesture at yourself, it is a humble but humorous admission of some
      failure. You might do this if someone told you that a program you had
      written had failed in some surprising way and you felt dumb for not having
      anticipated it.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      To fail.

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