eat (something) up

idiom

Definition of eat (something) up

1 : to eat all of (something) Eat your dinner up before it gets cold.
2 : to use up (time, resources, etc.) This project has been eating up a large part of the budget. Your savings may be eaten up by inflation.
3 informal : to enjoy (something) greatly I thought the speech was stupid, but the audience ate it up.

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“Eat (something) up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eat%20%28something%29%20up. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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