eat (something) up
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to take in through the mouth as food : ingest, chew, and swallow in turn
: to destroy, consume, or waste by or as if by eating
: to bear the expense of : take a loss on
: something to eat : food
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: in or into a higher position or level
: away from the center of the earth
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
: used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
: used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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