Synonyms and Antonyms of eat
1 to receive or accept gladly or readily predictably, moviegoers ate up the sequel to last summer's blockbuster Synonyms of eat up drink (in), welcome (up), embrace, lap (up)Words Related to eat up adopt, espouse, take up; greet, hail; enjoy, like, prefer; cherry-pick, choose, cull, decide (on), elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, select, single (out), takeNear Antonyms of eat up balk (at), decline, pass up, refuse, reject, spurn, throw over, turn down; demur (to), object (to)
2 to destroy all trace of the surf created by a powerful hurricane could really eat up what's left of the island's eastern beach Synonyms of eat up devour, consume (up)Words Related to eat up gut; deplete, drain, exhaust, expend, spend, use up; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, waste, wreck; annihilate, blot out, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, obliterate, remove, rub out, stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms of eat up conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, erect, put up, raise
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