HyperDic: eat_on

English > 1 sense of the expression eat on:
VERBemotioneat on, eatworry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
English > eat on: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
MeaningWorry or cause anxiety in a persistent way.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will eat on him
Synonymeat
Broaderworry, vexdisturb the peace of mind of
Spanishconsumir, corroer

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