eat out

verb

Definition of eat out

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to consume the herbage from especially to excess the marsh was badly eaten out by muskrats
2 slang : to reprimand (a person) severely

intransitive verb

: to eat away from home, especially at a restaurant we usually eat out on Thursdays

eat-out

noun
plural -s

Definition of eat-out (Entry 2 of 2)

: an area of marsh denuded of vegetation by the feeding of an excessive population (as of muskrats or waterfowl)

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