HyperDic: eat

English > 6 senses of the word eat:
VERBconsumptioneattake in solid food
consumptioneateat a meal
consumptioneat, feedtake in food
emotioneat, eat onworry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
consumptioneat, consume, eat up, use up, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
changeeat, corrode, rustcause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
eat > pronunciation
Soundsiy't
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English > eat: 6 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningtake in solid food.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey eat more bread
Examples
  • "She was eating a banana"
  • "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
Entailschew, masticate, manducate, jawchew (food)
swallow, get downpass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
Caused byfeed, giveGive food to
Narrowerdevour, guttle, raven, pigEat greedily
eat up, finish, polish offFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
fareEat well
fill up, fillEat until one is sated
garbage down, gobble up, shovel in, bolt downEat a large amount of food quickly
gluttonize, gluttonise, fressEat a lot and without restraint
gobble, boltEat hastily without proper chewing
nibble, pick, pieceEat intermittently
peck, pick upEat by pecking at, like a bird
pick at, peck at, peckEat like a bird
ruminatechew the cuds
slurpEat noisily
wash downEat food accompanied by lots of liquid / liquid
wolf, wolf downEat hastily
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
eatEat a meal
Similar toeatEat a meal
feed, eattake in food
Spanishcomerse, comer, consumir, jamarse, jamar
Catalanconsumir, cruspir-se, jalar, menjar-se, menjar
Nounseaterany green goods that are good to eat
eatersomeone who consumes food for nourishment
eatingthe act of consuming food
English > eat: 6 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningEat a meal; take a meal.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue eat
Examples
  • "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"
Entailed bytuck in, tuck away, put awayeat up
wine and dineEat sumptuously
Narrowerbreak breadHave a meal, usually with company
breakfastEat an early morning meal
bruncheat a meal in the late morning
dineHave supper
eattake in solid food
eat in, dine ineat at home
eat out, dine outeat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
feast, banquet, junketpartake in a feast / feast or banquet
gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf outovereat or eat immodestly
lunchTake the midday meal
messeat in a mess hall
nosh, snackEat a snack
picniceat alfresco, in the open air
pitch in, dig inEat heartily
take out, take awaybuy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food
victualtake in nourishment
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
See alsoeat ineat at home
eat outeat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
eat upfinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
Similar toeattake in solid food
Spanishcomer, consumir, jamar
Catalanconsumir, cruspir-se, jalar, menjar-se, menjar
Nounseatersomeone who consumes food for nourishment
eatingthe act of consuming food
English > eat: 6 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningtake in food; used of animals only.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe animals eat
Examples
  • "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"
  • "What do whales eat?"
Synonymfeed
Narrowercrop, browse, graze, range, pasturefeed as in a meadow or pasture
foragewander and feed
ravenfeed greedily
sucklesuck milk from the mother's breasts
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Similar toeattake in solid food
Spanishalimentarse, alimentar, comer, consumir
Catalanalimentar, consumir, cruspir-se, jalar, menjar-se, menjar
Nounseatingthe act of consuming food
English > eat: 6 senses > verb 4, emotion
MeaningWorry or cause anxiety in a persistent way.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will eat him
Example"What's eating you?"
Synonymeat on
Broaderworry, vexdisturb the peace of mind of
Spanishconsumir, corroer
English > eat: 6 senses > verb 5, consumption
Meaninguse up (resources or materials).
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThey eat more bread
Synonymsconsume, eat up, use up, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
Entailed byfritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
use, expenduse up, consume fully
Narrowerburn off, burn, burn upuse up (energy)
draindeplete of resources
indulge, luxuriateenjoy / enjoy / enjoy to excess
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tiredeplete
run outExhaust the supply of
spendspend completely
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Similar totake, occupy, use uprequire (time or space)
Spanishagotar, comer, consumir, disminuir, ingerir, mermar, reducir
Catalanconsumir, disminuir, esgotar, exhaurir, ingerir, menjar, minvar, reduir
English > eat: 6 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningCause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscorrode, rust
Broaderdamageinflict damage / damage upon
Similar tocorrode, rustBecome destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
Spanishaherrumbrar, corroer, desgastar, herrumbrar, oxidar
Catalancorroir, desgastar, rovellar

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