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Eat

Eat Meaning & Definition
Eat Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Eat?

[v] cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
[v] use up, as of resources or materials; "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
[v] eat a meal; take a meal; "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"
[v] take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
[v] take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
[v] worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Eat: consume | corrode | deplete | eat on | eat up | exhaust | run through | rust | use up | wipe out

Related Terms | Find terms related to Eat: ablate | absorb | assimilate | bite | bleed white | break bread | burn up | canker | consume | corrode | count calories | deplete | devour | diet | digest | disregard | dissolve | down | drain | drain of resources | drink | eat away | eat into | eat out | eat up | engorge | engulf | erode | etch | exhaust | expend | fall to | fare | feed | feed on | finish | finish off | gnaw | gobble | gobble up | gulp | gulp down | hunger | ignore | imbibe | impoverish | ingest | ingurgitate | meal | nibble away | oxidize | partake | partake of | pitch in | pocket | pocket the affront | relish | rust | savor | spend | squander | stomach | suck dry | swallow | swallow an insult | swallow up | swill | swill down | take | taste | turn aside provocation | use up | waste away | wear away | wolf down

See Also | banquet | binge | bolt | bolt down | break bread | breakfast | browse | brunch | burn | burn off | burn up | chew | crop | damage | devour | dig in | dine | dine in | dine out | dip | down | drain | drop | dunk | eat in | eat out | englut | engorge | expend | fare | feast | finish | forage | fress | get down | glut | gluttonise | gluttonize | go through | gobble | gobble up | gorge | gormandise | gormandize | gourmandize | graze | gulp | guttle | have | indulge | ingest | ingurgitate | jaw | junket | lunch | luxuriate | manducate | masticate | mess | munch | nibble | nosh | overeat | overgorge | overindulge | pasture | peck | peck at | pick | pick at | pick up | picnic | piece | pig | pig out | pitch in | play out | polish off | range | raven | ruminate | run down | run out | sap | satiate | scarf out | shovel in | slurp | smack | snack | spend | stuff | suckle | swallow | take in | tire | vex | victual | wash down | wolf | wolf down | worry

Eat In Webster's Dictionary

\Eat\ ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t"'n), Obs. or Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. ["a]ta, Dan. [ae]de, Goth. itan, Ir. & Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. 'e`dein, Skr. ad. [root]6. Cf. {Etch}, {Fret} to rub, {Edible}.] 1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. ``To eat grass as oxen.'' --Dan. iv. 25. They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. --Ps. cvi. 28. The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine. --Gen. xli. 20. The lion had not eaten the carcass. --1 Kings xiii. 28. With stories told of many a feat, How fairy Mab the junkets eat. --Milton. The island princes overbold Have eat our substance. --Tennyson. His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages. --Thackeray. 2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. {To eat humble pie}. See under {Humble}. {To eat of} (partitive use). ``Eat of the bread that can not waste.'' --Keble. {To eat one's words}, to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under {Blurt}.) {To eat out}, to consume completely. ``Eat out the heart and comfort of it.'' --Tillotson. {To eat the wind out of a vessel} (Naut.), to gain slowly to windward of her. Syn: To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.
\Eat\, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. He did eat continually at the king's table. --2 Sam. ix. 13. 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef. 3. To make one's way slowly. {To eat}, {To eat in} or {into}, to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. ``A sword laid by, which eats into itself.'' --Byron. {To eat to windward} (Naut.), to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.

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