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 eat eat

verb

  • ( ) take in solid food  ( eat )
    take in solid food
     She was eating a banana
    She was eating a banana
     What did you eat for dinner last night?
    What did you eat for dinner last night?
  • ( ) eat a meal; take a meal  ( eat )
    eat a meal; take a meal
     We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
     I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation
    I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation
  • ( ) take in food; used of animals only  ( eat, feed )
    take in food; used of animals only
     This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
    This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
     What do whales eat?
    What do whales eat?
  • cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid  ( corrode, eat, rust )
    cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
     The acid corroded the metal
    The acid corroded the metal
     The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
    The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
  • use up (resources or materials)  ( consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out )
    use up (resources or materials)
     this car consumes a lot of gas
    this car consumes a lot of gas
     We exhausted our savings
    We exhausted our savings
     They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
    They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
  • worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way  ( eat, eat on )
    worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
     What's eating you?
    What's eating you?


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