eat


eat

verb

Definition of EAT

1
to take in as food <having gone all day without food, we greedily ate the hamburgers>
Synonyms consume, ingest, partake (of), put away, put down, tuck (away or in)
Related Words digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, chow (down on), devour, glut (on), gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scoff, slop, snarf (down), swill, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), gum, lap, lick, nibble (on), nurse, pick (at); relish, savor (also savour), taste; banquet, dine, fare, feast, gormandize, pig out, regale; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, nosh, snack
2
to consume or wear away gradually <the pot's protective coating was eaten away by the acid>
Synonyms bite (at), corrode, erode, fret, gnaw, nibble
3
to take a meal <where's the best place to eat in this town?>
Near Antonyms diet, fast
4
to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts <it really eats me the way people go to national parks to enjoy nature—and then leave their litter behind>

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