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Definitions of eat

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; " What's eating you?"
  4. 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"
  5. take in solid food; " She was eating a banana"; " What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  6. take in food; used of animals only; " This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; " What do whales eat?"
  7. use up ( resources or materials); " this car consumes a lot of gas"; " We exhausted our savings"; " They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  8. 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.
  9. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
  10. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
  11. To make one's way slowly.
  12. of Eat.
  13. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; - said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
  14. To chew and swallow, as food; devour; consume; corrode; waste or wear away; as, rust eats away the surface.
  15. Eater.
  16. Ate.
  17. Eating.
  18. To chew and swallow: to consume: to corrode.
  19. To take food:- pr. p. eating; pa. t. ate ( at or et); pa. p. eaten ( et'n) or ( obs.) eat ( et).
  20. Eaten.
  21. To chew and swallow; take food; consume; corrode.
  22. To chew and swallow, as food.
  23. To take sustenance; feed.
  24. To gnaw; penetrate; corrode.
  25. To bite or chew and swallow, as food; to corrode or gnaw away; to consume; to oppress; to enjoy; to feast.
  26. To take food; to gnaw; to taste. To eat one's terms, to study for the English bar, so said as the student has to eat so many dinners each term in the public hall of the legal body to which he attaches himself, before being reckoned to have completed it. To eat one's words, to take back or retract what has been uttered. To cat, eat in, or eat into, to wear away by gnawing or corrosion. To eat out, to consume.
  27. To consume, as food with the mouth; to wear away or corrode; to gnaw; to take food.
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Usage examples for eat

  1. Did you ever eat one? – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. But give me somethin' to eat first. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  3. I eat one half you eat the other. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  4. Oh, well; put away this gun an' come on in an' eat, if there's anything left." – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  5. I told him I had eat enough. – Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788 by William Biggs
  6. Well, just as you say, but you must eat with me to- night, will you? – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  7. Do they give you enough to eat?" – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  8. Don't you want something to eat? – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  9. What right have they got to come in and eat our food? – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  10. But I wish you would eat something first. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  11. Give us somethin' to eat, Polly, please. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  12. But it would be well I think for us to eat something. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  13. Dinkie now loves them and would eat more than one at a time if I'd let him. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  14. " I shouldn't eat you for knowing who I am," said he. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  15. We eat what we want. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  16. They eat it at night and are killed. – Guide to Hotel Housekeeping by Mary E. Palmer
  17. Wouldn't you like me to go out and get something to eat, Mother? – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  18. I'll eat you up. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  19. That means, then, that you'll eat alone. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  20. Haven't I made them eat out of my hand? – Harlequin and Columbine by Booth Tarkington
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