eat out

verb

Definition of eat out

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

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eat-out

noun

Definition of eat-out

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

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