HyperDic: eat_up

English > 3 senses of the expression eat up:
VERBconsumptioneat up, finish, polish offfinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
consumptioneat up, consume, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
contacteat up, immerse, swallow, swallow up, buryenclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
English > eat up: 3 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThey eat up more bread
Synonymsfinish, polish off
Narrowerdevour, demolish, down, consume, go throughEat immoderately
tuck in, tuck away, put awayeat up
Broadereattake in solid food
See alsoeateat a meal
English > eat up: 3 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaninguse up (resources or materials).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey eat up more bread
Synonymsconsume, use up, eat, 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 up: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningenclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsimmerse, swallow, swallow up, bury
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Spanishenterrar, sepultar, soterrar, sumir
Catalanenterrar, sepultar, soterrar, sumir

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