HyperDic: devour

English > 4 senses of the word devour:
VERBcontactdevourdestroy completely
emotiondevourenjoy / enjoy / enjoy avidly
consumptiondevour, demolish, down, consume, go througheat immoderately
consumptiondevour, guttle, raven, pigeat greedily
devour > pronunciation
Soundsdihvaw'er
Rhymesbellflower ... willpower: 32 rhymes with awer...
English > devour: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningDestroy completely.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Fire had devoured our home"
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
English > devour: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningenjoy / enjoy / enjoy avidly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She devoured his novels"
Broaderenjoy, bask, relish, savor, savourderive or receive pleasure from
English > devour: 4 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningEat immoderately.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThey devour more bread
Synonymsdemolish, down, consume, go through
Broadereat up, finish, polish offFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
Spanishconsumir, devorar, ingerir
Catalanconsumir, devorar, ingerir
Nounsdevourersomeone who eats greedily or voraciously
English > devour: 4 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningEat greedily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey devour more bread
Example"he devoured three sandwiches"
Synonymsguttle, raven, pig
Broadereattake in solid food
Spanishatracarse, devorar, engullir, tragar, zamparse
Catalandevorar, empassar se, endrapar, engolir, fartar-se

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